Base Jumping is flat out risky. There is little room for error and so many critical variables that can affect the outcome. Most importantly, the jumper must be mentally and physically prepared to surrender to gravity and trust that all is in order. Steph Davis turns to her breath to get centered and visualize every detail of the jump… seconds before she confidently launches off the edge of the cliff. Learn more about Steph at http://www.prana.com/life/ambassadors
I first tried Jaws in 2011 and quickly became obsessed with the route. Every so often over the past few years I would think about the line and wish I was there trying it. Fortunately this fall I had some time and wanted more than anything to make an ascent of this beautiful sweeping piece of schist in the forest outside of Rumney, New Hampshire. Alex and I flew here in the middle of the month and I quickly set to work on the climb. I spent day after day trying to figure out the crux sequence but kept hiking out from the cliff unsure of what I was doing wrong. I had thoughts of giving up but I decided the struggle would make it all the better in the end so I kept at it. I finally figured out the sequence that would work best for me and began making big links on the line! The end of the trip was fast approaching and I knew I would have to send soon! I spent two days falling off of the top and finally on October 30th, I managed to make the fifth ascent of Jaws II, 5.15a. This marks my hardest sport climb to date and a dream realized, to climb both v15 and 5.15. The psyche is high as I leave Rumney on a high note. I can’t wait for more! ~Paul Robinson, prAna Ambassador
prAna ambassadors Olivia Hsu and Daila Ojeda recently traveled to Brazil to explore new climbing areas, take in the unique culture and work with local underprivileged children from the favelas to expose them to climbing. They sponsored a women’s yoga workshop in hopes that the meditative qualities and body awareness of yoga could help them live in the moment and inspire them to live more fulfilling lives.
A frustrated Paul Robinson can't seem to connect the dots during a morning bouldering session in the Rockies. He takes a break to get centered, connects to his breath, calms his mind and approaches the rock from a fresh perspective.
Chris Sharma visits 'Surf Safari' at Mickey's Beach in Northern, California, a very difficult route that he first climbed at age 15. Pondering the ascent of his old test-piece, Chris connects to his breath, visualizes the moves and gets focused on the red point. Learn more about Chris at http://www.prana.com/life/ambassadors
Chris Sharma recently made his first trip to Australia and it was all that he dreamed it would be; breathtaking terrain, high quality rock, friendly people and wildlife unique to the continent. Learn more about Chris at http://www.prana.com/life/ambassadors
prAna ambassador Talia Gangini connects with her breath to calm her mind and get in sync with the natural rhythms of the ocean. This intimacy is the base for her art form, her moving meditation. Learn more about Talia (Decoite) Gangini at http://www.prana.com/life/ambassadors
Congratulations to prAna Ambassador Alizee Dufraisse on making the podium at the world famous Le Mur 24 Hours in the women's Grand Final! Learn more about Alizee at http://www.prana.com/life/ambassadors/
Breath has the ability to control our physiology, temperament and can help us balance the world outside & within. Shot in Hawaii, Shiva Re takes us on her journey from hectic to ecstatic. Learn more at http://www.prana.com/life/ambassadors/
Nature. Yoga. Play. was introduced by Heather Hollander at the 2013 Wanderlust Festival, California. This dynamic experience brought the fundamental principles of yoga into nature for people to explore movement and breath in a playful way. Heather loves to remind people that yoga can be done anywhere and play is a valuable source of creativity and productivity. Now get outside and play...