We have spoken on countless occasions: the position that is adopted on the bicycle, leaning forward, can produce various physical discomforts. To avoid this it is vital to make sure that the measurements of our bike and the height of the saddle are adequate, but also to take care of the training, thinking about it. One of the best ways to do this is to perform yoga exercises with some frequency. We tell you how to do the most appropriate.
The 4 best yoga exercises for cyclists
You should lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet facing the front. While inhaling – comparing the movements – lift the pelvis as high as you can and insert your hands under the body, as you can see in the image below. Keep your posture a minimum of 30 seconds.
Get on your knees. Let yourself fall backward, in a relaxed manner, until you hold your heels with your hands and press your hips forward. Hold the posture for 30 seconds and return to the initial position inhaling and very gently.
Get “on all fours,” with your knees under your hip. The wrists, elbows, and shoulders should be perpendicular, aligned between them in ascending order. In that position, you should inhale while arcing the spine upwards. When exhaling, carry out the opposite movement: sink the stomach to the ground.
This yoga exercise also begins with the four limbs above the ground. From that position – and with the foot flexed to protect the knee – bring the right knee forward and the left stretch it back, as much as your hips allow. You can maintain this position for a maximum of 5 minutes -generally more than the rest of the exercises- and then do it by advancing the left leg and stretching the right.
And you, have you ever practiced yoga exercises? How has your experience been? We read you on our social networks!
PS: The images have been taken from the web bicycling.