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14 Things I Learned Doing Sub-Zero Yoga

Cold yoga is the new hot yoga.

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7. It won't be cold for long.

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Despite the sub-zero temperature, stretching and doing balance exercises in full-on ski gear will get you sweating in no time.

This pose is called the Pepi Penguin, by the way.

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8. Like with any yoga practice, you have to focus on your breath.

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Ski-ram is designed to warm you up for winter sport, but its core principals are the same as all yoga teachings: breathe, breathe, breathe.

9. You've got to find your centre.

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Balancing can be hard, especially on skis and boards that may change your centre of gravity and your weight, so ski-ram offers a great warm-up to centre yourself and find your balance before moving on to challenging physical activity.

10. And you've got to push yourself.

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Really stretching will limber you up for the slopes and increase your strength. You don't have to warm up for long, but you do have to warm up with all you've got.

11. It's OK not to get it right away.

The practise is about getting your body where it needs to be and ready to do what it needs to do on your holiday. I was lucky to have Gaby to rely on when I was struggling with my balance or posture. Her corrections made the difference in being slope ready versus still stiff.

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Ski-ram sessions will hit the slopes in 2015, but you can warm-up now with this brilliant instructional video with Gaby.