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Why Should You Combine Yoga and Biking?

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Once you’ve tried it, we’re sure you’ll agree that there are significant health benefits to combining yoga and biking. We believe this type of holiday is the best of both worlds: good for both mind and body. We want you to get the most out of your vacation – combing yoga with biking in Ireland’s laid-back northwestern region is a great way to explore the Emerald Isle while chilling out to your core.

By Erin Elliott, Adventure Consultant
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Why Combine Yoga and Biking?

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A sunset cycle on the way to a yoga session on the shores of Lough Gill, Sligo

 

Yoga is generally practiced in the morning and evening – either to uplift you for the day ahead or to relax your body to process the day just past. By being out on the saddle for the day, you’ll absorb so many wonderful sights, sounds and tastes that you’ll love savouring it all at the day’s end.

Read on to discover some of the benefits of combining yoga and biking.

Morning Yoga at Dawn

yoga and cycling Strandhill

What better way to start the day than with an energising yoga session?

Once you’ve tried it, we’re sure you’ll agree that there are significant health benefits to combining yoga and biking. We believe this type of holiday is the best of both worlds: good for both mind and body. We want you to get the most out of your vacation – combing yoga with biking in Ireland’s laid-back northwestern region is a great way to explore the Emerald Isle while chilling out to your core.

Yoga is generally practiced in the morning and evening – either to uplift you for the day ahead or to relax your body to process the day just past. By being out on the saddle for the day, you’ll absorb so many wonderful sights, sounds and tastes that you’ll love savouring it all at the day’s end.

Inside or out, yoga is the perfect pair to biking in Ireland!

 

  • Practising yoga in the morning is energising. Yoga is all about movement and will get the body going after a night’s slumber.
  • Morning yoga will stretch out tired muscles in preparation of the day ahead.
  • Yoga is also a grounding practice that helps to focus the mind so you can enjoy Ireland’s landscape and natural beauty rather than dwell on sore muscles.
  • For body and mind, morning yoga will uplift your spirits as well as stretch out your muscles so you get the most out of your day on the bike.

Evening Yoga at Dusk

yoga and cycling sligo Wilderness Ireland

Sunset yoga with a waterfront view! Enjoy Sligo’s coastline even better after an evening yoga.

 

  • Evening yoga is usually a gentle, calming practice with restorative poses that help your body relax after a challenging bike ride.
  • It allows your mind and body to quiet down, and it helps you to appreciate the sights and sounds  you have experienced as the day settles in your mind.
  • This chilled, relaxing moment in the evening will also help you sleep better, particularly if you have any trouble sleeping away from home.

Benefits of Yoga for Cyclists

Yoga & cycling Ireland

Yoga in the great outdoors is a wonderful way to enrich your mind as well as your body.

 

In general, there are several great benefits of this marriage between yoga and biking:

  • Soothe and stretch your muscles. Yoga will help keep your muscles feeling fresh for the upcoming day on the bike.
  • Start your day feeling energised. There’s nothing more refreshing than the feeling of an early-morning accomplishment. Ease into your morning with quiet, considered movement – a world away from the average harsh wake call of everyday life.
  • Enjoy your time in the saddle more. Daily yoga practice will keep you limber and relaxed, helping you to be able to go farther and feel less sore on your bike than usual.
  • Combine active and restorative adventures for the best of both worlds. Work your mind and body through yoga and biking. Although it may seem like an additional effort to add yoga into your day, your yoga sessions actually help to relax you and keep those chilled out holiday vibes rolling.
  • Calm your mind and wash away stress. Experience mindfulness as you focus more on the experience and less on the physicality. You’ll walk away feeling as if a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.
  • Finish with a huge sense of accomplishment. The combo of a mental and physical workout will actually make you feel the accomplishment even more.

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Meet the Author: Erin Elliott

“Hailing from Canada, Erin was originally drawn to the west coast of Ireland for the amazing surfing opportunities, enrolling in an Outdoor Instructor Training Course in Donegal. A qualified yoga instructor and a self-confessed animal lover, Erin loves showing off her adopted country!”

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