Benefits Pyramid Pose or “Paravottanasana” (Parsh voh tahn AHS anna) stretches the shoulder, increases flexibility in both legs consisting of the hamstring/calves as well as mobility in the spine. Also, this pose develops balance and stamina. Again, there are several variations with the arms and I would suggest use the
Fish Pose Fish Pose or “Matsyasana” (Mat sy asana) releases the tension in the spine and opens the heart center. The cycling “posture” can create an imbalance in the posture by over stretching the back/posterior region and under compensating the front/anterior region. Like the Camel pose, this pose expands the
Sphinx Pose Sphinx Pose opens the chest, psoas, and abdomen and releases the tension in the lower back. This can be a modified version of a Cobra Pose that I demonstrated earlier this year. The Sphinx Pose pose helps to improve the health of your skin and immune system. Psychologically,
Camel Pose Camel Pose also known as “Ustrasana” (U stra asana) is a great pose for cyclist. When cycling, we are usually leaning or hunched forward. At the end of the ride, our backs are definitely ‘talking’’ to us. This pose opens the front of the body consisting of the
Warrior II Pose Warrior II pose also known as Virabhadrasana II (Virab hadra asana) strengthens the buttocks, legs and quads. This pose opens the groin area, hip joints and the chest. It also increases the circulation and improves breathing for climbing those hills. From Warrior I, take several breaths to
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