Spinning and outdoor cycling are high-octane cardio workouts that require powerful legs and knees, flexible hips, and a strong back and core. If you recruit that kind of energy on a regular basis, it’s easy for your body and mind to get out of sync. But spending time on your yoga mat is an ideal means to regain much-needed balance. “Both together are an amazing combination of yin-yang,” says Kimberly Fowler, founder of YAS (Yoga and Spinning) Fitness Centers in California and Oregon. “Yoga is the calming, and Spinning is the aggression.” These poses can soothe body aches for faster recovery and lowered risk of injury, as well as stretch and strengthen your muscles to prep you for your next stint in the saddle.
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