We are happy to announce that Yoga is back at SRSC for an eight week run. This is a perfect compliment to your CrossFit, Strength, or Olympic Lifting training program. The class will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at SRSC in May and June, and will be taught by Hali Lenox.
We encourage you to drop in and try yoga, especially if it’s new to you. Adding yoga to your training can help you:
Calm the Nervous System
This is one of the greatest benefits of yoga for all of you folks that come in to SRSC and go heavy and hard on a regular basis. High intensity training taxes your nervous system, which can lead to burnout. Yoga practice uses breath and breathing patterns to change our mental state away from ‘fight or flight’ mode, calming the nervous system, and decreasing blood pressure. Attend yoga class to learn control of your breathing so you can use it as a tool for relaxation, health, and balance.
Yoga helps repattern your posture by teaching you proper alignment and stacking your body in its strongest position. In fact, yoga “tadasana” is in harmony with the “stacked and organized” posture taught at SRSC. In Yoga, proper alignment is reinforced in every pose.
Improve balance on your feet, balance on your hands, and balance between the right and left sides of your body. Injuries and poor posture create imbalances in the body which lead to more injury, especially when load and intensity are added to the picture. Yoga brings awareness to these imbalances and gives you the mental and physical tools to create balance in your joints and tendons from right to left, on your feet and hands.
Don’t worry, flexibility is not about bending yourself into a pretzel. Flexibility for athletes like us means the ability to reach every position needed for proper and efficient form in a given movement. In yoga, flexibility is achieved in the extra inch you discover in a pose, learning to relax through breathing.
About the Instructor: Hali Lenox is currently completing her yoga certification at California Power Yoga. She is passionate about sharing yoga with athletes to improve their performance. Hali is a mother of three, as well as a CrossFitter and Strength athlete at SRSC.
We hope to see you there. If you have a yoga mat or blocks please bring them. A towel is recommended too, because you’re gonna sweat!