“CrossFitters always ask why they should take a yoga class. They feel the extent of their flexibility work should be a few key stretches before and after a workout. The truth is that yoga complements CrossFit for lots of other reasons, too.
Yoga provides athletes with flexibility, strength, faster recovery, improved mental strength, and an overall better performance. More and more CrossFit boxes are providing free yoga classes for members. By pairing CrossFit and yoga, athletes can improve their:
- Body awareness
- Injury prevention
Yoga and CrossFit have different mental requirements. Possibly due to their varying demands, this coupling creates a more balanced athlete. CrossFitting yogis are able to be competitive yet peaceful, aggressive yet calm, and mindful not only of the strength of their technique, but also the balance and movements of their body.” Continued…