Category: yoga for climbers
Yoga for “Desking”
A class created with counteracting the side effects of modern, desk life in mind. Opening the front of the body, working on your posture, releasing the neck and back muscles, and strengthening core and glutes. Have your blanket and yoga blocks at the ready and enjoy!
Find Your Balance
Balance isn’t about being still and stable – it’s about movement, and the constant, minute adjustments you need to make within your body to stay in place. From teetering on tiny footholds on a slab, to something as simple as stepping from one foot to another, we rely on our ability to balance all the…
Make the Most of Your Bolster
Do you love your bolster as much as we love ours? If so, you might like to try this super short restorative sequence. Obviously, if you have the time and feel comfortable, you can hold the postures for a wee longer than suggested. Just press pause and enjoy. Same goes the other way round! Virasana…
We love Vasisthasana, a.k.a Side Plank. It’s an awesome pose to strengthen some major core and lower back stabiliser muscles, such as the obliques and quadratus lumborum. In addition, it also works our arms, shoulders and legs. It’s also a balancing pose, which can help to improve your concentration skills! However, please avoid this pose…
Hanumanasana – A guide to the Yoga Splits
Want to work towards your yoga splits? Sandra will guide you through the steps with this strong sequence of hip openers and some very useful alignment tips. You will need 3 yoga blocks for this. Sandra Berlin
A short forward bend sequence, ideal to release tight hamstrings and back muscles. It also works well to prep you for deeper folds!
Yoga for the Upper Body
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.
If there was a pose in yoga that I am not a great fan of, it would be Bhekasana (the Frog)! As someone who has suffered from a torn ACL in the past, the unnatural rotation of the knees when bringing the heels towards the floor by your hips always made me cringe a little.…
Happy Hips, Happy you
I love Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (a.k.a Half Pigeon)! It is a great hip opener, working on both the outer hips and the hip flexors. Getting into the pose The traditional shape of this pose is quite tricky to achieve as it involves some serious back arching skills! But this variation is accessible to most of us and,…
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…