Chicago is one of the best cities in the USA for biking, with miles of lake front trails. The many positive effects of biking on the body and mind, such as increased fitness, sharpened reflexes and improved memory, make it an easy and fun way to get around, enjoy nature and live a healthy lifestyle. There are certain physical challenges that come with bike riding, such as tight hamstrings and sore shoulders. Yoga has the remedy for that.
In this special workshop, we will adapt the Sivananda Yoga practice to target hamstrings and shoulders. The class will be structured to focus on loosening hamstrings, opening shoulders and building core strength. We will begin with pranayama to help focus the mind and increase energy. You will walk away with biking specific tips on keeping the body flexible.
This class is open to anyone with these problem areas, for many sitting at a desk all day, these areas can also be of concern. All are welcome!
Siddhi is RYT-500 Sivananda trained yoga teacher from Finland. With her energetic and warm personality, she inspires and challenges her students to go deeper in their yoga practice, on and off the mat. Siddhi has been volunteering in The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center organization in ashrams and centers around the world for the past two years. She has assisted in Teacher Training courses in India and recently started to spread the teachings of traditional hatha yoga in Finland through organized yoga retreats.
Siddhi loves cross-country skiing, biking and vegetarian cooking. Her favorite sadhana (spiritual practice) is chanting kirtan and mantra.