Yoga for Cyclists

Whatever the bike, whatever the experience, whatever the distance – if you like to cycle, then you’ll find this course beneficial to help prevent injury, speed up recovery and improve performance.


The repetitive leg movement when cycling can lead to tightness in the quads, the hamstrings, the calves and the external hip rotators. Tightness in these muscles can eventually lead to pulling on the lower back, creating lower back pain. This can also further lead to misalignment of the hips or pelvis. Other than the repetitive leg movement, cyclists spend most of their time bent forward over the handlebars, which leads to tight hip flexors and rounding through the back.


This course will provide some poses and sequences that can be used to help reduce the tightness of these muscles. The course will also show you how you can open the chest to counteract the rounding forward, and we’ll go through a few wrist and neck stretches, as well as a couple of strengthening poses.

Cycling is a great sport – we can make it even better by looking after our muscles both before and after a cycle. Yoga can be used as a tool to help you achieve this and this course will show you how. So join me for this course and see how yoga for cyclists can help you.

Of course, if you’re not a cyclist, but have some of the tight muscles mentioned above, then you’ll also likely find these course beneficial – so feel free to join in on the fun!

 Kelly Sheldrick

Kelly Sheldrick

I'm a yoga teacher in Bristol, UK and I teach Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, Yin yoga and yoga Nidra. I've also completed a few long distance, cross-country bike trips and ran a few marathons and ultra marathons.

Yoga has really helped bring balance to my life - I'm quite an active person and I find it hard to stay still. Yoga helps me to stay grounded and gives me focus.

It also helps me physically - from long distance running and cycling I have quite tight hamstrings, hip flexors, hip rotators and calves. Tightness in these areas can really start to impact on the lower back, creating lower back pain, and can impact on the alignment of the pelvis and hips. Yoga helps to lengthen these tight muscles, reducing the impact in the lower back region.

In addition to the 200 hour Yoga Teachers Training I've completed, I've done a Yin yoga teachers training, Yoga Nidra teachers training, First Aid training, Mental Health first aid training, Indian Head Massage certificate and a Leadership in Running qualification. I've also completed some additional yoga and anatomy training modules.

Every Wednesday I add a free yoga class to my YouTube channel and website - so please subscribe to my channel if you want to keep in the loop! And if you have anything you would love to see on my channel - please let me know.

Thank you!

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Yoga for Cyclists
 Kelly Sheldrick
Kelly Sheldrick