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With its focus on strength, endurance, and flexibility, combined with a deeper understanding and awareness of the body, yoga is an ideal complement to your time on the rock!


Through simple and accessible yoga poses, Yoga for Climbers shows you how to strengthen your core, stabilize your joints, and improve your balance. Each sequence promotes better climbing, whether you need to relieve tension in your arches and toes from gripping ledges, stress on your fingers and arms grasping holds, strain on your legs from pushing and lifting, or stiffness in your neck and shoulders from looking up. With time on the mat and attention to breath, climbers of all levels will feel more at ease on the wall.



  • Overview of body areas most affected by climbing
  • Common climbing injuries yoga can address and poses to help you climb more comfortably
  • Basics you need for a home practice and techniques for body, breath, and mind
  • Full-color photographs and instructions for nearly 70 poses
  • Three challenging sequences with downloadable cheat sheets
  • Tips from professional climbers who practice yoga


A certified yoga instructor, NICOLE TONG writes the popular "Fit for Life" column in the Seattle Times and teaches yoga at two of Seattle's most influential yoga studios. Learn more about Nicole at


Yoga for Climbers: How to Stretch, Strengthen, and Climb Higher

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