Discover the power and benefits of yoga for outdoor adventures. With The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Yoga, athletes and explorers can tailor yoga practices to support performance, recovery, and longevity, no matter their sport. This fully illustrated guide covers the foundations of yoga, anatomy, alignment, breath work, and asana, then applies these practices specifically for hiking, backpacking, cycling, climbing, paddling, and snow sports.
Foreword by Quinn Brett, Director of Accessibility, National Park Service
Jana Kilgore is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher based in Kauai, Hawaii. She also spends time each year working in her previous-home of California and leading yoga and backpacking retreats through the American west.
Chapter 1: Foundations of Yoga
Chapter 2: Anatomy Basics
Chapter 3: Alignment Principles
Chapter 4: Yoga of Breathing
Chapter 5: Asana
Chapter 6: Yoga for Hiking
Chapter 7: Yoga for Backpacking
Chapter 8: Yoga for Paddling
Chapter 9: Yoga for Cycling
Chapter 10: Yoga for Climbing
Chapter 11: Yoga for Snow Sports
Chapter 12: Building a Home Practice
Chapter 13: Yoga for Recovering
About the Author
“I’ve never considered myself a ‘yogi’ but certainly depend on stretching to maintain a healthy body for my mountain pursuits. I’m used to taking bits and pieces of yoga sequences I’ve learned and chaining them together to take care of myself after long days hiking, hunting, climbing and backpacking. Jana’s book is a brilliant solution for those of us who need yoga for the exact purpose of supporting ourselves in the outdoors without the advanced nature of studio yoga. I love how she’s catered her sequences for precisely how I’m using my body. Its practical, doable, and a really fun way to rediscover how yoga can be a functional part of my outdoor life.”
—Lindsay B. Davis, VP Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
"If you love yoga and the outdoors, please do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of this book. In fact, get it for everyone you know ! The beautiful images, combined with the easy to follow instructions makes this the ideal coffee table book. This book pulls information from some of the most knowledgeable Yogi's that I have studied under and will be a book I reference as I find inspiration for my own classes. Please treat yourself to this wealth of knowledge!"
—Haliey Lott, co-host of Mind Games Podcast with Ronnie Lott
"This is such a gorgeous book! It's not surprising that the sequence of the book flows as beautifully as the yoga sequences within it. The overview of foundations, breath work, alignment and asana are great for anyone, whether you're an outdoor adventurer or not. The individual guides are definitely the gems of this book, though! The sequencing of pre-, mid-, and post-adventure are great. They are super easy to follow and bookmarkable with both a list of the poses and a visual for each one. The book is incredibly well thought out and beautifully executed!" —Dr. Shauna Harrison