Yoga Challenge - Everything You Need to Know

YOGA CHALLENGE Purpose

The PATHFINDER Yoga Challenge is meant as an adjacent practice to extend the roster’s ability to sustain the high mileage and challenging workouts required in the PATHFINDER Ruck Training programming. Yoga is an excellent practice for creating a healthier, more flexible and balanced body that is also better able to sustain minor injuries.

YOGA CHALLENGE Requirements

This Challenge is a separate and unique Challenge, not to be confused with the Pre/Post Miles Yoga Challenge. This Challenge’s requirements are the same for Forward, Endure and Advanced Programs.

  • 9 x :45 minutes full body yoga class that can be included at any time 
  • Any beneficial physical movement of yoga, including, but not limited to, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Aerial, Hot, Bikram and Power to Yin and Hatha are acceptable practice disciplines. Pilates is also an approved discipline.
  • The :45 minute yoga class is a standard, commonly found practice in both in-person yoga studios, as well as online via free websites like YouTube or paid subscriptions like Peloton, Alo and others. While we encourage rosters to find a studio to practice in, PATHFINDER has a list of potential yoga options for rosters who feel they need a path to get started and can be found below.

YOGA CHALLENGE Suggested Options for a free, online practice

This list is not comprehensive and are vetted suggestions only. If you have any recommendations for additional videos to suggest, please let us know! We have attempted to suggest a wide variety of practices with both men and women instructors for the largest possible audience.

Total Body Yoga - Deep Stretch | Yoga with Adriene

Yoga for Guys - All Level Yoga | YogiApproved.com (40 minutes, so continue stretching for another five minutes)

45-Minute Total Vinyasa Flow | Two Birds Yoga

Deepen & Flow | Yoga with Adriene

Yoga for Men - Tight Hips Yoga Flow | YogiApproved.com

Total Body Yoga | Sean Vigue Fitness

45 Minute Slow Flow Yoga - Beginner Full Body Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga with Cassandra

45 Minute Everyday Vinyasa Yoga Flow | Lululemon

Basic Guys Yin Yoga | Revive N Thrive

Whole Body Therapeutic Yoga Flow | Revive N Thrive

45 Minute Beginner Vinyasa Flow | Two Birds Yoga

45 Minute Stress Relief Yoga for Beginners | Yoga with Cassandra

Detox Yoga Fusion 1: Upper Body Yoga Workout

Shakti Power Flow | Yoga with Adriene

Full Body Workout | Body By Yoga

Yoga for Self Discipline | Yoga with Adriene

Full Yin Yoga for Men | Revive N Thrive

Restorative Yoga | Total Body Routine | Man Flow Yoga

 

YOGA CHALLENGE Restrictions

  • Meditation practice, while soothing and beneficial, is not included in this Challenge. We do encourage all rosters to explore the many varieties of meditation for overall well-being.

YOGA CHALLENGE Additional Notes:

Yoga is classified as an integrated practice of stretching and gentle movement, breath control, and the adoption of specific bodily postures for health and relaxation. 

Low back pain and shoulder injuries can be contraindicated in strenuous yoga. Please contact Amy Petersen at amy@pathfinderrucktraining.com with any specific questions. However, most gentle yoga practices are fully acceptable with most body limitations. As always, with everything you do, if something hurts, stop and see a physician if pain intensifies or lingers.


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