Reclaim Your Nature
I was a lucky child. I was born and raised in a big city where I had almost everything a child wanted. But every summer holiday my parents would send me to the countryside to spend 3 months with my grandparents.
The little poor village had 2 small shops. There was no cinema, not many buses, the closest city was pretty far away. We didn’t have cell phone network and there was not internet and we didn’t have electricity or sewage system (my grandparents were building the house themselves).
However that place was a paradise for me and my friends. I used to forget about my shoes for days and days, going barefoot on the hills, through rivers and lakes, sand, stones and earth. Everywhere at any time in the day or night.
There were 2 activities I enjoyed the most though:
1. Building tunnels through thorny bushes and crawling through them
2. Climbing trees
Nowadays when I climb trees I do it a bit more elegant let’s say, refining my climbing technique through coaching.
The video below, Tree Scrambling, shows how we train and condition our body here at Urban Women Fitness through the Natural Movement Principle part of the six guiding principles of The Merisoiu Technique.
Benefits of tree scrambling
Among the benefits of tree scrambling you have core strength, arm and shoulder strength, coordination, agility, flexibility, mobility and even lower body strength depending on the tree and how you climb through it.
But you get more out of tree scrambling than physical benefits. These are:
Learning new skills which makes training enjoyable and less monotonous and boring.