Yoga to Climb Mt Rainier

After my experience with Bikram Yoga I wasn’t discouraged and continued to pursue the right form of yoga that best suited me. I found a Hatha Yoga studio called “Integral Yoga Studio”.

Hatha Yoga consists of 4 disciplines, Asana (postures) , Shatkarma (cleansing techniques) , Pranayama (breathing techniques) , Mudra (gestures) and Meditation.

I got a really good feeling when I arrived at this studio—very simple & clean, and it felt so serene. The instructor and owner of the studio is an Indian gentleman who’s been doing yoga for a couple of decades. He decided to quit his job (Engineer) to pursue his deep interest in yoga.

This class was more like what I was looking for.

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Rock Climbing & Yoga

When I returned from Mt Rainier I was very disappointed about the premature halt  of my summit bid, but I have committed myself to  train the correct way for my 2015 summit bid!

So first I needed to heal. I was dealing with my IT band , my plantar fasciitis  and my hamstring, so I needed to get my body right. I’ve been dealing with injuries for the last couple of months but it feels like its been forever; there’s always something bothering me. Also I need to improve my balance, footwork, and flexibility.

After the Mt Rainier climbing season is over, a lot of the RMI guides scatter all over the world to work as guides, ski patrol , ski instructors etc. and a common denominator that I heard a lot of them say was in their “off season” they do ice climbing or rock climbing so I decided to give it a try.

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Mt Rainier Training Plan

Hello everybody and thanks for visiting my blog. On this post I want to share the training plan I followed for my first attempt to summit Mt Rainier. It was a 4 month plan and I tried to follow it as much as I could.

If you go back into my archives  you can see that I added some CrossFit workouts, swimming, and also started hiking with the backpack with some weight in it, so you guys can modify it to your liking but the goal is to be ready to hike back to back days for at least 9 hrs with 40-45 lbs in your backpack. Physically that’s what you need to be ready for the summit .

There are other technical skills that I lacked that I will work on for my second summit bid and I will share these with you guys…so stayed tuned!

click here to go to the training plan page, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.