The Importance of Yoga Complimenting the Humble Beast CrossFit Program

“Yoga is a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being.” – Merriam- Webster

“Yoga is a practical aid, not a religion. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment.” – Yoga.org

“Yoga is a class offered at the end of the physical build week. Aimed to compliment what the body endures on a daily basis and to help build awareness so that self reflection on movement strengths and weaknesses can be made.” –Humble Beast CrossFit

The definitions of yoga vary, but you will generally find a few key components: postures, breathing, meditation, spirit, health, mental clarity, etc. We find it more important to understand balance in terms of a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Correct balance is what makes a complimentary program. Every day, our class starts with stretching and mobility; the remainder of class is an organized strength and conditioning regimen. Thus, our yoga class is complimentary. It will not always be an easy, laid-back stretching routine. In fact, many of you will conclude the class is rather challenging, physically and mentally, but in different ways than the Humble Beast CrossFit program is. 

The placement of the yoga class is at the end of our “load” micro cycle (week) and before the longer Saturday WOD. This was not accidental, it was intentionally so. Taking the Humble Beast CrossFit class after yoga on Saturdays is completely possible. Will it be hard? Yes. Will it still provide balance? Yes. Please do not look to our yoga class to be some sort of out of body experience, meditation or religion, but rather, a physical means to compliment your daily workweek.

Our yoga class starts promptly at 10 a.m. and all access to the class will conclude once class begins. Our instructors are trained and experienced in different disciplines and utilize their knowledge and experience with both yoga and CrossFit to provide a yoga class that compliments our Humble Beast CrossFit program regimen.