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Keep Reaching New Heights: Incorporating Yoga into Rock Climbing


by Isabella Tejada November 30, 2016

So much of your body is a part of the process of rock climbing and while both activities are different, they require almost the same tools to keep you feeling great not just on the rocks, but also on the mat.

Flexibility and Movement- Becoming more flexible through exercises like stretching keeps your hips and hamstrings loose to better maneuver the rocks. Having that same flexibility is also beneficial to keep the body fluid and prevent cramping.

Strength and Balance – Balance is both mental and physical. Yoga challenges the mind and the muscles to work together to keep your body in control. Through yoga exercises you build focus, while also building your core, legs, and arms to feel secure and stable. This strength comes in handy during even the toughest climbing experiences and keeps you holding on for longer durations of time.

Breathing and Endurance- Finding a breathing pattern can help build stamina and endurance while climbing. Breathing is considered one of the most important aspects of the art of yoga. Knowing when to breathe is important because if breathing is too shallow, it can keep oxygen from flowing to your muscles.

So if you’re climber and you’re looking for a chance to step up your game, try to channel your inner yogi during your next climbing excursion.

Get the Look: Rock the Aztec Flow tank during your toughest climb or your greatest yoga flow. 




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