Is your yoga routine getting a little boring? If you’re looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand up paddleboard will reinvigorate you and push you to become an even better yogi than you thought possible — all while enjoying the peace of floating on the water. And it’s not just for the lucky few in tropical places like Hawai’i. The SUP yoga community is right here in Omaha making it easier for you get out and try it. We have partnered with some amazing people and are excited to mix life up a bit!
Here are 10 reasons you should really think about getting involved in SUP Yoga..
It’s a better workout.
Since the platform is unstable, you have to engage your core more for better balance.
It will refine your technique.
You’ll be more in tune with your poses, For example, during downward dog, if you have more weight on one side, your board will let you know.
It’s more calming.
The sensation of floating may help to alleviate the heaviness that life sometimes throws on our shoulders.
It will help you focus on your breath.
The gentle sound of water lapping while on a paddleboard will help you relax and key you in to the most important aspect of yoga: your breath.
Standing up on a paddle board gives you a unique perspective of both the water and the horizon. It’s as close as you can get to walking on water, and the possibility of falling helps practitioners really focus on themselves and their poses.
It’s well-known that novelty is important in exercise regimens in order to stay motivated and happy. Trying paddleboard yoga will keep you on your toes.
It’s just a touch scary.
The very real possibility of falling into the water provides just enough adrenaline to your workout to keep you focused and motivated. This could help you fight the ill-effects of stress in your everyday life.
It teaches you to get back up.
If you do fall in, you are forced to overcome the set-back, climb back up on your board, and try again — which is a life lesson in and of itself.
It’s more challenging.
When the board is your mat, there’s less room for error. If you feel like you’ve started to master your normal yoga class, it’s time you tried this:
Between breathing fresh air, soaking up vitamin D and enjoying the natural landscape, it beats just about any gym or studio out there. An outdoor practice seems like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt.
Watch for our next post that will go into details with our instructors. Check out our calendar and join us out on the water!
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