Tag: 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…
No Props, No Probs
Whether you are travelling or stuck at home during lockdown, the lack of props shouldn’t stop your restorative yoga practice. Look at what you can find around the house, or your hotel room. The possibilities are endless with a little bit of imagination! Need some inspiration? Check out Sandra’s ideas from one of her trips…
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
4 Easy Steps into Handstand
Handstands are not just great fun, but they are very handy when it comes to strengthening muscles of the upper body, including shoulders and arms, as well as the core. They will also help to improve balance, and if you are a climber, they’re amazing to strengthen the weaker muscles of our shoulder joints! Ways…
A short forward bend sequence, ideal to release tight hamstrings and back muscles. It also works well to prep you for deeper folds!
Learn to Headstand in 4 Simple Steps
“Sometimes when we believe in monsters, they take up residence under our beds.” – Shane Koyczan. For a long time, headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) was my worst enemy. Back bends? Bring them on. Splits? Yeah, I like a challenge. But headstand? No way. Why? I was afraid. I was afraid of falling. I was afraid of hurting myself. I was afraid that if my world…
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.