CrossFit Scottsdale welcomes Nicole James and her wonderful Yoga practices to our facility!
CrossFit Scottsdale emphasizes strength, speed, agility and endurance which require a mind body connection, flexibility and focus; yoga emphasizes a mind body connection, flexibility and focus which require strength, speed and agility. The union of CrossFit and yoga creates a balanced athlete. Classes are offered Tuesdays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 9:30am starting April 1st and are a part of your CrossFit Scottsdale membership.
The word yoga in Sanskrit means union. Ashtanga Yoga focuses on the union of the breath and movement. And that is exactly what CrossFit Scottsdale has done in this class by bringing together CrossFit and yoga. There are those who would argue that yoga is the antithesis of CrossFit. They would be missing the purpose behind CrossFit which is building an elite well balanced athlete. Yoga is a practice, not a work out. In yoga the ultimate goal is deeper meditation through movement linked with breath, not the ability to move large loads, long distances quickly. And there is definitely no room for competition in traditional yoga practice. So how then could anyone support the marriage of yoga and CrossFit? The answer lies in balance. CrossFit emphasizes strength, speed, agility and endurance which require a mind body connection, flexibility and focus; yoga emphasizes a mind body connection, flexibility and focus which require strength, speed and agility. The union of CrossFit and yoga creates a balanced athlete.
What to Expect
At CrossFit Scottsdale, Nicole will be putting you through an Ashtanga Yoga practice along with some added in poses based off the week’s WODs. Ashtanga Yoga is a power yoga that focuses on the union between breath and movement. It will be an hour yoga class, ending with some deep breathing and meditation.
Who Should Take CrossFit Scottsdale Yoga?
Yoga, like CrossFit allows for universal scalability. What this means is that anyone regardless of age, experience or level of flexibility is welcomed. Students interested in greater overall physical balance and ultimately becoming a better CrossFit athlete is a perfect candidate for this class. Yoga meets everyone where they are at in their own practice and so wherever you are at in your journey, everyone is welcome.
What are the Benefits of Yoga?
CrossFit Scottsdale yoga classes increase overall flexibility and balance which leads to greater range of motion and improved performance. CrossFit Scottsdale Yoga is a beneficial class to take to prevent injury and decrease recovery time. It is also a great compliment to CrossFit workouts especially if you are currently rehabbing an injury.
(Instructor Nicole in Full Wheel)