Video: Yoga for cyclists part 1: Introduction
Yoga expert Kate Burt explains why you need some stretching and toning in your regime

Here at road.cc, we like to look after the whole cyclist - mind, body and spirit, and that's why we bring you exclusive Yoga For Cyclists.

Yoga instructor Karen Burt won road.cc's Tony round to the art of yogic poses when he realised her lap times seriously trumped his - and he's been sold on it ever since.

Yoga's great for relaxing, strengthening and easing muscles, particularly in classic problem areas like the quads, hamstrings and hips. Ideally it should be practiced regularly alongside your regular training.

Karen's a great teacher for even the entirely uninitiated, having studied under the world renowned Yogi Mukunder Stiles, from the Yoga Therapy Center in California.

Need more convincing? Here's an introduction from Karen:



To view the full archive of road.cc yoga videos, click here.

<p>After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.</p>


byke.com.au [19 posts] 2 years ago

Be great if you could make it easier to find the rest of the yoga videos.

For those who are also having trouble follow the link at the end of the article to the video page, and then click on the 'Fitness' tab on the far right of the grey navigation bar.

The tags (yoga, yoga for cyclists, yoga video) don't work.

Whinge over - really looking forward to watching these videos.

notfastenough [3655 posts] 2 years ago

I was about to buy a book on this very subject, I had no idea these videos were available. Thanks!

Izaak30 [115 posts] 2 years ago

Any idea when you can make your video content available for iPads?

oldfolky [16 posts] 2 years ago

I'm loving these videos, particularly as I've done something nasty to my knee and the gentle stretching is helpful. What I'd love to see is a 20 minute daily or pre/post-ride routine linking all the different exercises together. I have a couple of non-cycling specific pilates routines I downloaded from itunes but something more targeted would be great. It'd definitely be worth a few quid for a download.

gthornton101 [102 posts] 2 years ago

is it possible to download this series of videos at all?