Rock climbing and yoga reinforce the mind-body connection through similar types of movement. Become a better climber with these six poses.
Whether you’re an advanced or novice climber or you prefer enjoying mountain views from the window, this exclusive yoga sequence from Lydia Zamorano is for you. Not only will it improve athletic performance, it can get you thinking outside the box and lead to valuable insights about your body and your limits.
THE BENEFIT: This series of poses will facilitate a strong internal core, supple hips, a balanced shoulder girdle, and a sense of ease. Practice it at least three times a week, before or after climbing, or any time you want to change up your practice.
THE WARM-UP: Practice 2–5 Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations) to prepare, then come into Downward-Facing Dog Pose.