Yoga sequence for rock climbers

Yoga sequence for rock climbers

I struggle to think of any sport or activity that yoga doesn’t benefit, but this week I’ve designed a shoulder stretching sequence specifically for rock climbers. It includes a lot of shoulder mobility exercises and positions that target tension in the upper back.

How often should you 'do' yoga?

How often should you 'do' yoga?

Once, twice, three times a week?

More…?

It’s a tricky question to answer because everyone is different and it’s impossible for yoga to be a one-size-fits-all approach. There are many factors to consider and it helps to know what you’d like to get out of your practice and why. The good news is that the short term benefits are usually visible after just one class…

Intermediate Flow Sequence (14.03)

Intermediate Flow Sequence (14.03)

Every Thursday I teach an Intermediate class at the beautiful Yoga Luna. I’ll be starting to post some of my sequences on my blog so you can continue to practice at home. Here’s an intermediate level flow that opens the hips and hamstrings with some tricky transitions and peak postures (including Bound Half Moon). Enjoy…

Myofascial Release - what is it and why should you add it to your yoga practice?

Myofascial Release - what is it and why should you add it to your yoga practice?

Myofascial release will hopefully leave you feeling light and floaty like after a deep tissue sports massage, however, the actual process of arriving there can be pretty uncomfortable and you’ll probably make some ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ and ‘owws’ along the way, not to mention some questionable facial expressions…

How to practice yoga when you're not in lycra...

How to practice yoga when you're not in lycra...

Did you know that the physical part of yoga is only 1/8 of the whole practice? Yep. True story. As the popularity of yoga grows it’s easy to forget that there’s more to it than snazzy leggings and pretzel-like Instagram posts. Here’s a little insight into the bigger picture according to a man named Patanjali…

A beginners' guide to breathing...

A beginners' guide to breathing...

If you’ve ever been to a yoga class you’ll know that there’s a big emphasis on the breath. It’s what differentiates yoga from a simple fitness class. We’re not trying to get out of breath, we’re trying to get in to breath! Apologies for the horribly cheesy pun, but it’s true.

So what actually happens when you take a deep breath?

Some important stuff you should know about your spine...

Some important stuff you should know about your spine...

The spine is a part of the body you’ll become well acquainted with during your yoga practice. Backbends, twists, and spinal mobility are key parts of a practice and when done safely, can leave you feeling like you’re floating on Cloud 9.

Whether you’re new to yoga or someone whose been doing it for decades, here are a few facts you should know about your backbone…