Running, boot camp , Crossfit, spartan obstacle races, mud runs. I have always had a love of all things fitness. While runners and crossfit athletes are some of the fittest folks on the planet, many of us harbor flexibility issues. One day a group of my workout buddies and I decided to take a yoga class to "get a good stretch."
From the very moment we walked into the door at Charlotte Family Yoga we felt welcome. After the first class I would dutifully come whenever I had a running or workout event because I noticed it would help with my flexibility and range of motion, which would translate to increased performance.In my opinion, EVERY athlete – irrespective of sport or discipline – has the potential to enhance his or her performance by adopting a consistent yoga practice.
Yoga works on strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance, core, and overall strength, among other things .Yoga is also important for injury prevention.
But after three years, innumerable races, bootcamps,and a 200-hour teacher training later, I've learned there is a lot more we can gain from a yoga practice, outside of increased mobility and flexibility. Yoga changes the way you think and approach everything in life: Unrestrained by fear, free from negative thought patterns, and laser focused.
My desire is to help others like myself that love fitness whether that be running or CrossFit understand how yoga is so important