Yoga meets Climbing
Yoga and climbing is the perfect match; both have quite a lot in common and yet they complement one another.
When yoga meets climbing both intertwine on such a deep level that it enables its practicioners to grow far beyond their limits.
Yoga calms the mind by bringing attention to the breath. The various breathing techniques taught in yoga can might as well be applied whilst climbing, representing an immensely important tool, especially when it comes to mind control.
Yoga is a practice of deep body awareness. Most likely: The better the climber knows his/her body, the better he climbs.
Increased core strength and a higher range of motion due to flexibly improvements (f.e. hips close to the wall, high feet, ...( certainly are to mention at this point, too.
Though, Yoga isn't only crucial for improvement of the climbers performance. Moreover, it also plays an important role when it comes to injury prevention. The repetitive 'pulling' motion in climbing is the complementary movement to the repetitive 'pushing' motion in yoga. Therefore, yoga helps to open up the often closed chest of high level climbers and strengthens the antagonists.
Handstands & Inversions
Why are handstands part of our Yoga practice?
'Learning how to handstand might help you overcome fear, teach how to trust yourself better, evoke courage, cultivate patience, persistence, and determination, nurture forgiveness, quiet the mind, create inner peace, plus, they're also a whole lot of fun!'
- Dylan Werner, International Yoga Teacher
It's true: Handstand or in yogic traditional terms also called 'Adho Mukha Vrksasana' brings tons of benefits along its way. Handstanding strengthens shoulders, arms and wrists; stretches the belly; improves ones sense for balance and calms the brain which helps to relieve stress and mild depression.
Generally, turning ourselves upside down in any inversion encourages venous return, increases immunity whilst preventing illnesses, energizes naturally and literally gives us a new perspective on life.
11.01.2020-12.01.2020 | Yoga meets Climbing - Beginners | Innsbruck (Austria) | registration: www.usi.uibk.ac.at
18.01.2020-19.01.2020 | Yoga meets Climbing - Advanced | Innsbruck (Austria) | registration: www.usi.uibk.ac.at
09.05.2020 | Yoga meets Climbing - All levels | Darmstadt (Germany) | registration: www.boulderhaus.de
I love Franziska’s classes, she is one of the best teachers & highly experienced. She knows the right techniques in yoga of how to balance the body and relax the mind.. her teachings are highly recommended!
🤩🤩 amazing instructions and amazing Yogi