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Cycling is a physically intensive activity that can put a lot of stress on your thighs, hips, and lower back. To help them relax, try these yoga asanas.
A strenuous sport, cycling tightens the muscles of your body.
Doing yoga after your cycling session can stretch and strengthen your muscles.
Marjariasana-Bitilasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana are great yoga asanas for cyclists
Bending over a cycle for long amounts of time can really tighten and stress the muscles of your lower back, thighs and hips, and what better way to loosen and relax them than some yoga? Another benefit of practising yoga is that it helps you regulate your breathing better while cycling. So get your mat out and off you go!
Start on all fours.
Inhaling, lift your shoulder and head upwards while allowing your stomach and lower back to dip down towards the floor.
Exhaling, curve your spine towards the ceiling and let your head relax and drop down towards the floor.
Repeat for 10-30 breaths.
Start by lying on your back.
Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the ground so that your knees are in line with your ankles.
Inhaling lift your thighs, torso and chest off the ground.
Keeping your legs pressed firmly against the floor, place your hands beside your body.
Hold for 30-60 seconds. Repeat 2-6 times.
Start by lying on your stomach with your toes extended behind you.
Place your palms on the floor beside you keeping them in line with your elbows.
Inhaling, lift your chest and torso off the ground.
Keep your gaze fixed in front of you and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat 4-8 times.
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