Stand Up Paddle Yoga has been sweeping across the globe the last couple of years. S.U.P YOGA provides all the benefits of SUP and Yoga combined. S.U.P YOGA increases stability, flexibility, and core strength.
Doing a yoga posture on a stand up paddle board increases awareness of weight transfer. For example, when performing Downward-Facing Dog on land, an individual grounds themselves into their mat with their hands and feet, while focusing on the breathe, gaze and proper alignment. When doing the same posture on a stand up paddle board, an individual will suddenly notice if they are exerting too much force through one side of the body more then the other, because the board will react.
S.U.P YOGA can enhance an individual’s yoga practice, because unlike a mat the board responds to the movement of the yoga practitioner. Bringing your yoga practice to the outdoors can rejuvenate the mind and soul. Usually performed at the end of a yoga class is a posture known as corpse pose or Savasana, where the individual lies on their back eyes closed, feet fall out to either side, arms slightly separated from the midline of the body at the side palms facing up. This is a pose of total relaxation, and on a board drifting in the water, individuals have stated it feels like they are floating on a cloud. Whether you have practiced yoga for years, or are new to yoga, S.U.P YOGA is for all ages, and all levels, so give it a try, satisfaction guaranteed