Yoga Holiday in Crete

Not really an MMA holiday as such, but if you are going on holiday with your better half, this might be a good alternative; especially if you are overtrained and need a break from all the high impact and wear & tear of MMA.

I recently went to a yoga-retreat in Crete; it was pretty awesome.  5 hours of yoga a day, vegetarian food 3 times a day, and mixing and getting to know some great people.

I also got to learn a lot about ayurvedic foods and herbs; and pranayama breathing, both of which are directly applicable to MMA.

Here’ some pics:

yoga crete

 

veg diet

 

snorkling

at nearby beach

 

If you want longevity in virtually any sport, then yoga is definitely of great benefit. ¬†It’s great for active recovery, core strength and personal development in general. ¬†If you sit at a desk all day, it’s also a great way to rid the body of unwanted tension and stiffness.

With movement, foot strength and stability being the new craze in strength and conditioning at the moment, yoga is a great way to build a solid base of functional strength and flexibility.

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