Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Yoga at the Arctic Winter Games

The 2014 Arctic Winter Games are being hosted here in Fairbanks this month.  The Games bring a community of athletes and culture-bearers from all over the circumpolar north for a week of competition in 20 different sports, cultural galas, events, and craft fairs.

The AWG are hosting a Health Fair on Tuesday the 18th with a number of local health and wellness organizations.  I'm joining a number of UAF's Yoga Club yoga teachers to teach 20 minute yoga classes to the athletes.

Yoga is effective cross training for so many different disciplines, harnessing breath and awareness to bring to any action or endeavor.  For competition, the mindfulness skills yoga teaches are invaluable.  And for athletes, the integration of strength, coordination and flexibility that yoga cultivates is priceless.

What would you like to experience in a yoga class before an athletic competition?

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