Rock Climbing With A Twist

Rock Climbing With A Twist


Joi: You might not think that rock climbing
and yoga have much in common but indeed they do at least in the mind of one
flagstaff resident NAZ Today’s April heading her joins us now in the newsroom
with more April April:A rock climbing yogi is bringing
something new to Flagstaff an Seibert shows how she applies yoga techniques to
getting up the mountain sigh Burt’s passion for rock climbing began in 2007 Ann: It was just something that I fell in love with instantly but after a shoulder
injury she tried yoga to help with her recovery and discovered that it also
helped her climb harder for longer Ann: I think Yoga goes with any type of sport
so if you’re a mountain biker if you’re a runner if you play a team sport I
think that Yoga is something that can benefit athletes of all various ages and
types Joi: Seibert decided to bring her knowledge to the rock climbing gym
Flagstaff climbing to teach yoga for climbers
she says climbers have found that it can be helpful with one of the most common
problems they face on the mountain Ann: when you’re climbing and you’re up high and
you’re getting exposed you get nervous and one of the first things that you do
is you stop breathing Joi: Breathing is a key foundation for yoga and Seibert teaches
her yoga students how these techniques can be applied to rock climbing
flagstaff climbing owner Jason Henry sees Seibert as a two-sport mentor Jason: You
know Ana is a really well rounded climber with the yoga she she also has a
ton of experience and a lot of our experience lives Joy: This weekend warrior
compares rock climbing to a game of chess and unlike a climbing wall there’s
no tape indicating where to go Ann: outside though for me is probably where the yoga
and the climbing connect more because when you’re outside you’re you’re just
it’s so quiet most of the time when we go climbing there’s no one around
so it’s keys into that meditative state Ann: Seibers yin yoga class offers a
meditative style where students hold the poses for longer periods of
time with the goal of reducing climbing injuries Brian: Climbers tend to get a lot of
connective tissue issues just kind of comes with the territory and having
something like Anne’s yoga class to kind of release a lot of that connective
tissue tension not only is it a blast that you really reduce your risk of
injury and you’re able to climb harder for longer mostly thanks to Ann April: Flagstaff climbing hosts Sieber yoga
classes on sundays at 9:30 a.m. live in the newsroom april Hettinger NAZ
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