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yoga for cyclists

Subject: yoga for cyclists starting this thursday 5th November

Greetings cyclists, yoga enthusiasts and friends,

Hope this finds you all generally healthy and content!

Just a reminder that the next 7 week yfc course will be starting this Thursday (5th Nov — 17th Dec).

As ever, the class shall be taking place every Thursday at bodywise yoga and natural health centre — 119 Roman rd E2 0QN (nearest tube Bethnal Green) 8.15-9.30pm.

Prices are as follows:

£59.50/ 42 £10/ 7 drop-in

It can be booked as a 7 week course or attended as drop-in classes. As ever, it works out cheaper if booked as a course (that is if you can make at least 6 of the classes) and even cheaper if you are a concession of any kind — student/ unemployed/ oap.

This class will of course benefit anyone who is engaged in other physical activities (climbers, swimmers etc.) or not — so welcome all.

There is bicycle parking available outside bodywise. Don’t be tempted to bring them indoors, believe it or not, they are probably safer outside!

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at gizzardbogue@yahoo.co.uk.

Lastly, for further info. on bodywise and course booking, please contact them directly on www.bodywisehealth.org — ta.

Hope to see you there!

Rebecca Bogue

FURTHER INFO:

This class specifically addresses a cyclists typical physical tendencies as a result of the imbalance created by repeated overexertion of some muscle groups and underutilisation of others. The class will concentrate specifically on:

Increasing full mobility in the joints that suffer from reduced mobility during cycling, in particular the hips, shoulders and knees

Strengthening postural muscles to encourage correct seated alignment and ease overuse of the upper body and back strain.

Lengthening the commonly overdeveloped quadriceps, hip flexors and tight hamstrings.

Counteracting postures to balance out the cyclists position when astride a bike (eg. backbends etc).

Controlled breathing for increased exertion, endurance and efficiency.

The main aim being that students learn how to strengthen and stretch mindfully in class and apply these at any point pre or post ride and keep commonly developed cycle related injuries at bay.

Rebecca has trained in various forms of Dance, Anatomy & Physiology and most recently Yoga Teacher Training with Edward Clark and Elizabeth Connolly. She has taught and continues to teach these subjects since

Having cycled regularly for 14 years, practiced yoga for 11 and taught anatomy & physiology for 5, it made sense whilst doing my yoga teacher training to bring all disciplines together. What started off as simply a written assignment, gradually developed into a programme specifically designed to help cyclists (for more info, see below).

For those wondering why I have opted for studios (which I understand are not the cheapest option), tis because they are fully equipped with props (many a foam block, straps, bricks etc.) which will specifically address a cyclists typical physical shortcomings and will make for safer, swifter and more satisfying progress. And then if all goes well and people feel it worthwhile acquiring their own props (i can get these at cost price for anyone who is eventually interested), it is still my intention to seek out alternative spaces and run the classes cheaper.

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