We have long believed that cycling, like yoga, is a continued practice that evolves and changes over time.
For years we have both practiced yoga (mainly hot yoga during the winter), but it wasn't until the pandemic that we had time to focus on our practice, turning it into a daily priority. (This is the third in our series this winter about mind body health).
What we have learned over the course of many years is that creating coping mechanisms, that become practices, have given us resilience, improved our mental and physical health, and helped us make it through many Minnesota winters, even a pandemic one.
Lucky for us, we have been working on our 'sisu' for years...
There are so many misconceptions in cycling about what contributes to back discomfort and pain. Back comfort is SO IMPORTANT, that we felt it was CRITICAL that the first äventyr bags we designed and launched were bicycle pannier bags. Pannier bags let your bike do the work, and let you enjoy the äventyr.
With each major life transition, I have learned a lot about myself. I know that growth is always hard - but always good, and that having the right tools in place to help you make the most of each day (as well as weathering the big changes), makes all the difference. Here are some of the things I have learned in regard to my own mental health over the years that hopefully you will find helpful as you navigate through your own life path. ~DeAnn
I have struggled with flight anxiety for seven years and have successfully flown three times this year. Here are a few things that have helped me, how cycling has helped my fear of flying, and how my fear of flying has helped my cycling. ~Kurt