The material assembled in Wheel of Yoga was presented first as workshops for training and rehabbing professional cyclists.
Cycling, while keeping riders fit and vibrant, also makes demands that over time or through injury can take its toll. Whereas, both yoga and Ayurveda strive to nurture and support wellness on all levels – decreasing what is in excess and increasing what is depleted.
This user-friendly and highly practical set of pre and post ride yoga practices will help sustain cyclists and give them the most from their cycling experience. In addition to segments on vitalizing breathing practices on the Pre-Ride section and cooling and calming breathing practices on the Post-Ride section, a segment on Hydration offers the latest research studies on the topic of hydration combined with Ayurvedic tips for detecting dehydration and recommendations for staying hydrated.
The classic Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic, and physical therapy modalities presented on Wheel of Yoga require no previous experience in yoga or cycling. They are highly recommended for runners, athletes, yogis of all levels and styles of practice, fitness buffs, non-cyclists, and non-yogis alike.
“David Moreno has developed the art of pacing and economy of postural movements so that rhythm and grace pervade the practice. Not coincidentally, this is also the essence of effective cycling – if one is well prepared physically, an overarching aim of Wheel of Yoga for Cyclists…Engaging, simple, yet broad in scope…an affirmation that our practice transcends the mat.”
Julie Deife, Yoga Chicago
“David Moreno has created a visually engaging practice with clear, understandable instructions for the cyclist, at any level of experience with yoga. I strongly endorse his insightful use of dynamic movements to prepare you for a long ride. These sequences are a masterful improvisation on classic yoga for the modern cyclist.”
Dr Baxter Bell, Yoga Journal contributor/Yoga Instructor/Cyclist
Not a cyclist, runner, or yogi? No worries. The “pre-ride” practices on Wheel of Yoga are based on the “Pawanmuktasana” series of Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda Sarasvati, and are something that I’ve taught over and over again.