As with many outdoor activities, hiking is great cardio workout, building both strength and endurance. However there is little opportunity for restoration during the workout. Here's a quick 15 minute yoga sequence you can do post-hiking (or other more strenuous activities) that will help you and your muscles reset and rejuvenate.
More about Mallory Monahan, Seattle yoga teacher & Uphill Designs Chief Strategy Officer
Training: 200-hour Power Yoga Teacher Training at CorePower
Yoga Experience: Practicing since 2012, Teaching since 2013
I entered my first yoga studio with very low expectations coming from a background of intensely physical sports. However, I was immediately hooked by the overall sense of positivity and power the time on my mat gave me. Since then my physical yoga practice has also given me body awareness, taught me how to become present in the moment and has given me the ability to not take myself too seriously. Even more importantly, yoga has provided me a space to be, to slow down and to open up emotionally and mentally.
My yoga mat is my playground and I try to make a space for my students to embrace the same playful attitude in their practice. I absolutely love to design creative and adventurous sequences and let my students challenge themselves, explore their bodies, and have fun. The most joyful thing to me as a teacher is helping those around me transform their practices and achieve their highest potential.
If I'm not practicing or teaching yoga you can find me exploring. Whether that's on top of a mountain, a new coffee shop, or in my kitchen concocting a new delicious recipe; I believe that we can all embrace adventure and growth everywhere we are.