I played around with a few yoga DVDs over the years. Static pose, 30-minute routines—nothing MTB-focused, just general movement stuff.
20 years ago, I was involved in a big motorcycle accident leaving me with a crushed vertebrae (T10) and prolapsed discs (L5,4).
I started yoga as a daily, 15-minute routine in the morning with my coffee, before going to work.
I've been riding mountain bikes with fanatical enthusiasm since 1990, when I got my first ever mountain bike.
Work these days has been crazy! I do not know how I could handle all that without my 2 yoga days a week and riding on the weekends.
Almost six years ago I learned to love mountain biking and I do it now as often I can.
As an MTB and road rider, I have always had issues with bike position and body soreness that was different depending on the bike that I was on.
I started practicing yoga with your videos because I have a disease that brought me down to about 15-20% mobility.
At the ripe old age of 37, I had an acute gout attack. I can only describe this as what it would feel like if your foot was being crushed in a vice.
Since starting to use Abi's post-ride yoga routines for mountain bikers, I've noticed a big reduction in my back pain.
I see a yoga practice as a core tool to help me recover, increase flexibility and balance, and maintain my body for the years ahead.
Love getting your emails Abi. I’m a 61 year old avid mountain biker out of Rossland BC Canada.
I’ve been riding bikes since 1979, I’m a mountain bike photographer and I broke my back on a job on a motorbike in 2010.
Last year I did the Indian Pacific Wheel Race across Australia, which saw me spending many hours in the saddle.
15 minutes of yoga a day keeps the doctor away! Yoga 15 has bike-specific routines which are very helpful and practical for me.
I started practising yoga with the 15-minute videos that were first posted on pinkbike. This was when I was cycling a tonnes.
When I was 7, I fell ski-ing and my leg almost did a full rotation. When I was 8, I graduated from a wheelchair to crutches.
Thank you for your session for auld giffer mountain bikers like myself. For the first time in years I don't wake up with a bad back.
I started doing yoga after reading a few of your articles on PinkBike and being pushed to by my girlfriend.
As a rider, father, worker, trainer, racer and most of all at 43, it’s not always easy to be healthy and in shape, as our passions demands.
A few years back I was knocked off my motorbike in which I did some muscle damage to my shoulder.
I'm a mid-40s, stupidly busy mountain biker with rotten flexibility and a low tolerance for time wasting bullcrap.
Huge thanks for your pinkbike videos which have genuinely improved my standard of life and cut the physio bills down a bit!
I’ve been mountain biking for around 5 years and did a fair bit of running and road biking before that.
I saw your videos a few weeks back. I thought I'd give it a go after my mountain bike spins and it seems to have worked.
After a winter of back problems, I realised that I needed to put some time into stretching and building core strength.
Abi’s yoga videos have improved my life dramatically having herniated a disc in my lower back over ten years ago.
For me, yoga was something that I considered doing but never actually took a chance on until Abi's first article came out on Pinkbike.
I've been using Abi's 15 minute post-ride routine for the past couple of seasons. I use it after every ride because it's so quick and simple.
Being an avid enduro racer, road racer and father of 2 little ones, I have very limited training time during the week.
Finding Abi's articles on a dedicated mtb site is definitely a blessing!