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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yoga for Cyclists - Yoga Journal


A yoga program can build a cyclist's strength and endurance and introduce flexibility to chronically tight muscles.
By Baron Baptiste and Kathleen Finn Mendola
Rudi Altig was a man before his time. In the 1960s, the German Tour de France bike racer known as the "yellow dwarf" was a yoga enthusiast. Before and after his arduous races he used yoga to relax his muscular body. Maybe he instinctively knew that yoga—with its ability to usher athletes though other dimensions and angles—is the perfect foil for bicycling, a one-dimensional sport.



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