Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling

Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling

by Kelli Refer

New, expanded edition! If you’re a bicyclist who’s curious about yoga (or just about why your hips feel so tight after a long ride) or a yoga practicer who’s curious about cycling, you’ll enjoy this small book. In a friendly, accessible voice, Refer brings together the details with the big picture. Breathing techniques, hamstring stretches, Seattle’s bike infrastructure and urban gardening movement, the science of particulate pollution, and the broad philosophical metaphors of yogic teaching all tie together convincingly in ways you never expected.

Sections of the book include: How to breathe your way up the steepest hills (and the science behind bike paths and air quality); a flow chart of stretches to ease your achey knees and sore back; a guide to your and your bicycle’s chakras that will charm any skeptic’s heart; and more!