Benefits of Yoga

Why should outdoor athletes practice yoga?  Yoga is a great complement for many outdoor activities, such as hiking and trail running.  While these activities tend to shorten and tighten muscles, yoga lengthens muscles and improves flexibility.  Plus, yoga is a great way to develop the core strength and balance essential for so many outdoor sports and can help your body recover after a long day on the trails.  A consistent yoga practice can bring your body into better alignment, stretch tight muscles, and minimize overuse injuries.  Through yoga, you can develop the mindfulness to be aware of what your body needs to sustain you through any challenge you face on the trails.

Take a class with Morning Glory Yoga and experience some of the many benefits of yoga for outdoor athletes:

  • Increases flexibility and mobility of muscles and joints
  • Improves balance
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Increases stamina
  • Strengthen muscle groups often ignored in running or hiking
  • Promotes better form over longer distances
  • Provides mental strength and focus
  • Increases body awareness
  • Helps prevent injury
  • Aids recovery
  • Helps you stay in the present moment
  • Reduces stress and anxiety