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compclimber


Jan 1, 2002, 11:30 PM
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How many of us do it???

In the classes I have done I always see at least a few other people with multi colored feet from wearing climbing shoes

If you haven't tried it go for it. It's a great way to become more flexible, and the mental aspect of it is wonderful. You will learn how to control your breath, and to relax. When your on a hairy lead, it helps to go almost into that state of self awareness and relax your self right there.

But really, I don't want to sound too prolific or anything. It's just fun, you should try it if you haven't.


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Jan 2, 2002, 12:58 AM
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way...

my only surprise is that the subject hasn't appeared yet in the forums.

we practice yoga daily and there is no question it has helped not only our climbing, but the balancing of our whole lifestyle.

many climbers will find themselves resting in the half lotus/tree pose. slab climbers practice many variations of the triangle when manteling.

hip turnout is a flexibility issue that is talked about, but not usually adressed by most climbers. it usually goes like this "oh i dont have very good hip turnout..." or "he/she has really good turnout but i dont".

with practice, anyone can become more flexible.



my wife and i are working on a pictorial.
we havent decided upon the forum yet.

thanks for bringing it up



compclimber


Jan 2, 2002, 1:29 AM
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Your welcome, I used the search feature and couldn't belive that no-one had brought it up yet.

I can't wait to see what you guys write up, you should consider posting it as an article.


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I have never tried yoga (beyond sitting in one position I don't know the name of) but, I am fairly schooled in Kung Fu and Ju Jitsu and those seem to help my climbing.

I don't think I've ever seen a yoga class advertised around here...could be wrong though.


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this topic has come up before about 5 months ago, I can't be bothered to look up the thread right now.

I do yoga and it works well for climbers I find as it works the mental aspect, flexibity and both muscle and core strength.

Its all good in my book.

Paul


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I am an avid beleiver in Yoga:

Bikram's Yoga, is what I practice...
Hot Yoga...110-115 degree room.

I love it.


Here are just a few...
http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=4949&forum=36

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=5049&forum=23

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=3743&forum=36&start=15



another way is to go to the RC.com search (not google)engine:just above the box here: "Search-Private Messages-FAQ"

click on search....then put in Yoga
tons of links, from past posts.

namaste
T





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I know we discussed it cause I brought it up once. It was quite some time ago though.


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I do Ashtanga yoga alot. The second series is great. It's alot more athletic than most other forms, and requires alot of strength in addition to flexibility.
I do about an hour and a half a day. The best thing is that Ashtanga has alot of pushing with the upper body, which rounds out all those "pulling only" climbing movements.


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