Look, when you're strapped into your bike and the lights go down and your favorite song kicks in, something happens. Something primal and cathartic. The machine and human organism merge into a larger experience.
And everyone feels it.
Everyone in the room focuses and the communal moment eclipses our individual minds. Anxiety melts, grief recedes, ambition swells, fears dissipate, and stress washes away as you begin to perspire.
This is absolutely good for your health.
The benefits of yoga are endless:
- Increased flexibility.
- Mental clarity and focus.
- Increased muscle strength and tone.
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
- A sense of peace and balance.
- Cardio and circulatory health.
- Improved athletic performance.
- Protection from injury.
Faster, stronger, bigger, better, lighter. We're all about that. But we believe it is just as important to take time to honor and love who we are and who we have been as much as who we are becoming. Slow, clumsy, sad, hurt, burned out, sick, weak, mentally exhausted, broken. We are these things, each of us, sometimes. And that's where yoga comes in. We are honored and humbled to provide space for this profound and ancient practice.
This is about multi-planar, compound movements. Why? Because they build strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability all at the same time. How? By using long (open and closed) kinetic chain exercises that produce more systemic and structural adaptations in the body.
Unlike short-chain exercises (like curls or leg extensions), long chain movements (which often start at the feet and end at the hands) recruit the whole body. We prefer these movements for strength training because we believe the challenge they impose on the body results in a hormonal response that facilitates superior recovery and adaptation.
We could be wrong. This stuff is always being debated. But if you're like us and you want to know what NASA thinks about open kinetic chains, you can read this study that claims they "may be of greater utility in space flight".
We are proud to offer TRX training which is a bodyweight system (developed by a Navy SEAL, by the way) of suspension strength training that uses ropes and webbing to develop physical strength through functional movements and dynamic positions.
So there you have it. NASA and the Navy SEALs are behind this one. You can't go wrong.