We will be having another Open day on Sunday 22nd March from 10am-2pm.

Ann-See from My Kind of Yoga is going to be running a FREE taster session so this is a perfect opportunity for anyone who is a little intrigued and still not convinced about the amazing benefits to have a go.

Places will be strictly limited and the class will run 11-12pm. To secure your place email nina@jmfitnesschewvalley.com

Yoga is an excellent complement to many workouts and exercises, but especially CrossFit and for many reasons.

Variety
While yoga may not incorporate the high intensity element of the CrossFit workouts (usually), it does use our bodies in different ways than we may use it on other days in the gym. Today you may be working on the quick movement in the snatch and tomorrow, in your yoga practice, you could be working on shoulder stability in a pose like side plank followed by some intense poses to improve the flexibility in your shoulders that will allow you to properly perform the snatch without injury.

Balance
Balance not only means the balance training you receive working in yoga balancing poses. Balance also applies to balancing our workout days with our active rest days. Balance is finding a meeting point between stretching and strengthening our muscles. Balance is beginning to balance our mind/thoughts. Without this balance we are more prone to injuring ourselves both in body and mind.

Awareness
At CrossFit, you must always be aware of, and pay close attention to your form. However, many times because of the quickness of the exercises and the pace of our workouts, we may not be paying attention to how our body feels as we are in the process of moving it. In your yoga practice we could focus on specific movements, just slower and with awareness.

Here are some more benefits of adding yoga into your CrossFit routine:

• Increase Flexibility
• Respiration & Breath Awareness
• Agility
• Build Core Strength
• Injury Prevention
• Alignment
• Calm the Mind
• Reduce Stress
• STRETCH TIGHT AND OVER WORKED MUSCLES!

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