Cricketers put through their paces with a different kind of pre-season training...

GLOUCESTERSHIRE CCC have been preparing for the new season by indulging in a spot of hot yoga.

Working with local yoga business, YogaFurie, the team has been practicing hot yoga in 35+ degree heat, working on flexibility, balance, strength and control with the instruction and help of trainer Ed Wood.

“YogaFurie has been a great addition to our winter programme and I noticed the benefits from week one,” Craig Miles told “Hot yoga demands much more than just physical strength capabilities. It requires the mind to control its thoughts against the searing heat and focus on a steady breathing pattern, to push the body to its end range.

“Ed was extremely helpful during each session, adapting each movement sequence to our individual needs and targeting areas which benefit us as cricketers.”

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