From bike lanes to yoga mats; Portland’s bike-yoga connections

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Yoga and bicycling have more in common
than you’d think.
(Photo provided by Ellee Thalheimer)

In Portland, sometimes it seems like there are nearly as many yoga instructors as people on bikes. In fact, those two populations often seem to co-mingle.

A number of yoga studios around town offer deals for patrons who show up to class by bike, and a growing number of yoga instructors are taking the yoga-bike connection a step further by offering classes specifically tailored to the needs of everyday bikers, with particular attention on the muscles that are used the most in cycling. (These bike specific issues, and some suggested yogic solutions, were thoroughly outlined in Yoga Journal a few years ago.)

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