Why Yoga is Important for Trekkers?

Are you a mountain lover like me? Long trails, snow capped mountains ranges, unseen and untouched landscapes, being able to feel the strong connection with nature and with yourself? I mean who would not love that. But to be able to experience that we need to have a strong foundation, which means a strong and healthy body. Your body will be your guide through this journey.

Trekking is not just about walking or climbing, it requires a lot more. A strong connection of your entire physical body, breath and the presence of your mind. With having that strong connection, you will be able to absorb that mountain beauty completely.

So how do we do that?

Here’s the simple answer – YOGA !!

Yoga will give you this connection of body, breath and mind. It will keep you mindful, connected, grounded, balanced and present.

The great thing about yoga is it offers total body conditioning, incorporating strength work, flexibility training and stretching. Yoga brings you into the present moment and can be part of a soul-full practice.

The importance of maintaining a strong and flexible body for improved physical fitness while hiking in the mountains goes without saying. But many of us take it for granted that we need to keep our bodies in good condition to help us enjoy the sports we do and love.

After a day of trekking, you might develop some soreness and niggles in your body. More specifically in the back, shoulders, legs, hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Trekking in the mountains for several days or weeks at a time, carrying a heavy pack, camping or sleeping in unfamiliar beds, can take its toll on your body. Completing  a fitness regime and training for your trip will ensure you are physically ready. But maintaining your body while you are trekking is just as important.

A slow and steady breath should be practiced while doing yoga and whilst trekking, and by learning to control your breath you will in turn keep your trekking at a steady manageable pace and bring yourself into the present moment.

A regular yoga practice will bring you a greater awareness of your bodily proprioception and control. Yoga builds your form, developing your strength, flexibility and balance. It can help reduce bodily pain and can calm the mind and reduce stress. By practicing a regular yoga routine, you will see the benefits throughout your life including when you trek the mountain trails.

So here’s the good news. You don’t have to search  or go anywhere, you can practice the best tailored yoga routine with me in this class.

This class can be practiced before and after trek, it will give you everything you need so enjoy the class.

Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Happy Trekking 🙂

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