Yoga for Hikers by Nicole Tsong
Stretch, Strengthen, and Climb Higher

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Synopsis

Yoga for Climbers will show you how to create a yoga practice at home that will keep you healthy, prevent injuries, and support and improve your outdoor passions. These guides feature easy-to-understand yoga poses and sequences designed to address the specific stresses that hiking enacts on the body.

Through a simple and accessible approach to physical poses and breathing practices, hikers learn ways to strengthen their core, stabilize their joints, and gain overall balance. Yoga can help hikers combat the repetitive pounding of feet on hard trail, the occasional ankle twist caused by a misstep on a root, knee strain from descending hundreds of feet, or neck and shoulder stiffness that develops from carrying a pack. The practices detailed in Yoga for Hikers are designed to help athletes of all levels better connect to their bodies and, through attention to breath, feel more at ease in our sports, no matter how challenging the route. On your mats, you'll learn to release stress and anxiety and experience a deeper sense of calm, peace, and wonder that will translate to the the trail.

Guide features:
• Detailed overviews of the areas of the body most impacted by hiking
• Injuries common to hiking that yoga can address
• Basics of a yoga practice, including the physical and mental benefits, and how it can enhance time on the trail
• Foundational techniques for creating a yoga practice, including the fundamentals of meditation

 

About Nicole Tsong

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Nicole Tsong writes the popular column "Fit for Life" in The Seattle Times. She also teaches yoga at two of Seattle's most influential and popular yoga studios. She is a Certified Baptiste Teacher and has taught yoga at the White House Easter Egg Roll, inspiring 30,000 adults and kids from around the country to get healthy and fit. Nicole is an ambassador for yoga athletic brand LululemonAthletica. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Learn more about her at www.papercraneyoga.com.
 
Published May 1, 2016 by Mountaineers Books. 176 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.