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Benefits of Yoga

Body Awareness: Knowing where your body is in space and how it’s oriented is not only good for your day to day health and well-being, but it also becomes extremely important in Olympic level lifts. When your coach tells you to “Stick your butt out when you squat!” or “Keep your shins vertical!” knowing how that feels and being aware of that will be critical to actually getting in the right position to perform the lift. I come from a martial arts background prior to starting CrossFit, one thing that was always stressed there was “spreading the floor apart with your feet” just like CrossFitters do in squats or snatches. That bit came easy to me because I already KNEW what it felt like to be in that proper position. Body awareness matters.

Strength/Core: Strengh Yoga isn’t going to up your back squat PR by 50lbs, but it will help you develop strength and muscle endurance. Some of the positions that you hold are quite challenging and will leave you sore the next day just like a good WoD.

Flexibility: This seems to be a given, but notice how much Yoga movements reflect the mobility movements you are more than likely already doing pre and/or post WoD. These exercises will help to stretch out your muscular system and become more flexible.

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