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
Following the success of Climb & Yoga’s first retreat at the beautiful Bowles Rocks back in March this year, Catherine and I are delighted to have launched 3 new dates! Check out my Events page for details.
So Spring is finally here! And with it comes the Easter Holidays, when most of us take a break from our normal routine and go away to spend some quality time with friends and family. With this in mind I had to make some changes to this month's timetable. Please check them below and, of course, … Continue reading April Classes Update
Check out the pics of our first Climb & Yoga Retreat.
There is more exciting news for March! From Friday 3rd I am starting a brand new class at the beautiful Palmer Room in Langton Green's Village Hall, which is a great local venue, right by Langton Green school, with excellent facilities. These classes will run every Friday from 9.30am to 10.45pm. They will focus on … Continue reading New Class!