Rock climbing can be an intense work out on the muscles of the upper body, especially the shoulders and lats. This sequence is designed to help you to stretch some of these muscles and also strengthen some which end up being under used by the constant practise of rock climbing and its typical movements. https://youtu.be/nloa4H8gGYg
Learning to balance on one foot is incredibly important for climbers. Pistol squats, tree pose variations, half-moon… all these Asanas have something to teach you about moving with control. So the next time you’re on a slab, balancing on a tiny foothold, you’ll know what muscle groups you need to recruit to move forward. STEP … Continue reading Tree Pose
A short sequence to help build up core strength A strong core will not only help you to keep your feet on the wall when climbing steep stuff but it will also help you with avoiding lower back pain, developing better balance and posture. Join Sandra for this short but fun sequence designed to help … Continue reading Yoga for Core Strength
We are delighted to announce that from January 2019 in addition to our Wednesdays Yoga for Climbers at HarroWall, we will be offering a second class on Saturday mornings. These classes will run every week from 10.30am to 11.30am and will be led by our new teachers Alice Gioia and Anna Ferla. They have been … Continue reading New Class!
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
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
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
So a lot is going on this month! With the room at the Reach being refurbished and my climbing trips to Kalymnos and Fontainebleau I am afraid I had to cancel some classes this October (please see "Classes" page for details). As requested by some of my students I have put together a short but … Continue reading Whilst I’m Away………A Yoga Sequence for Climbers