My latest for Active Yogi looks at the various focusing skills needed for bike racing—or other important activities.
The Tour de France offers us an interesting study of the focus skills yoga teaches—skills we’ve looked at in terms of focus.
A mass-start, sprint-finish bicycle race requires this simultaneous awareness. Where are the other riders? What moves are they making? When is it time to push, and when to sit in? Each rider must hold awareness of many factors simultaneously, from his own energy and refueling needs, to the placement of his teammates and rivals, to the hills, corners, and weather.