Hip flexibility comes with a number of advantages. It will not only enhance your climbing performance by improving your range of motion, but it also contributes to the health of your body. It promotes better posture and releases the load on the spine caused by tight hips, reducing the risk of lower back pain. There … Continue reading Frog it!
Following the huge success of our Day Retreats in 2017. We are bringing to you 6 new special events this year. Climb+Yoga Retreats are coming back bigger and better with 3 weekends, including one in France's bouldering mecca, Fontainebleau and one at the beautiful Italian Dolomites! 7th July - Day Retreat @ Bowles 13th to … Continue reading Climb+Yoga Retreats 2018 – Bookings are now open!
This is a posture I often use at the start of my classes and my students love it! It is relaxing. You are lying on the floor, grounding yourself, setting up for class..... But the great thing about it is that this is also a lovely chest opener, ideal to gently relieve upper back pain … Continue reading A chilled out way of working on your posture
After 2 years at the Reach Climbing Wall we are very excited to announce that from April 18th our regular Yoga for Climbers lessons are moving to nothing less than the UK's biggest bouldering wall, the awesome HarroWall in West London. Day and times will be the same as usual: Wednesdays, 6.30pm to 7.45pm; and 8pm to … Continue reading Climb & Yoga is Moving!
I love Dolphin! It is great to strengthen our upper body, helping us to prepare for a number of inversions. Think headstands and forearm balances! As a climber, practicing Dolphin will offer some excellent benefits, such as strengthening antagonistic muscles on the shoulders and the triceps; opening the upper torso (chest, shoulders and armpits) and … Continue reading Dolphin
For my first asana blog of 2018 I chose not one but 2 poses: Utkatasana (Chair Pose) and Garudasana (Eagle pose). I love sequencing them together, so I thought it would make sense having them both here. These poses are great for strengthening the legs and hip flexors, stretching the shoulders and working on concentration … Continue reading Tie yourself in knots with Garudasana – From Chair to Eagle Pose, a strong leg workout
From one of my least it became one of my favourite standing poses! Back to the time I had my right ACL reconstructed this was a key pose to help me to get back to full recovery. Virabhadrasana II, or Warrior 2, is considered a beginner’s pose but don't be fooled, it's more complex than … Continue reading Build up resilience and open up your hips with Warrior II
Reclining Hand to Big Toe (Supta Padangusthasana)
Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog, is for sure one of the most recognised yoga poses that there is. It is great for climbers in many ways as it helps to build up upper body strength (arms, shoulders and lats), shoulder stability and flexibility, stretching your hamstrings, calves and spine. As the hips are … Continue reading Making the Most of your Downward Facing Dog
On May the 6th, Catherine Gallagher and I hosted our second Sandstone Retreat at Bowles Rocks in Eridge, Sussex. Following the winning recipe of the previous event and tweaking a few things here and there (thanks to the feedback from our previous attendees!) the day run super smooth and everybody left with a smile on their faces … Continue reading Climb & Yoga Sandstone Retreat – May 17 Edition