SUP Yoga

How Does SUP Enhance Your Yoga Practice?

The Benefits of SUP Yoga

5 Reasons SUP + Yoga are the Perfect Marriage

 

1. Increased strength

SUP yoga targets all those little muscles we often forget we have. Rather than focusing on large muscle groups during a practice on the water you will feel all the little stabilizer muscles that are so important for us to find balance not only on the water, but also on land. It is a full body experience. Rather than focusing all in the core or the legs the entire body needs to be involved to maintain the balance on water.

2. increased confidence

Ever held yourself upside down on water? If your answer is not yet this is one of the most exhilarating experiences. Proving to yourself that you are able to complete such a daunting feat builds a sense of confidence you will find few other places. 

3. become a beginner again

No matter how long you have been a yoga practitioner or if this is your first attempt everyone is a beginner on the board. It teaches us where we are lax in our land practice and where our strengths are. For seasoned yogis it is common to find a new appreciation for their practice and for complete beginners it is reassuring to know that they are stronger than they may think.

4. let go of expectations

Few things on the water are predictable. The beauty of practicing on a moving surface is that the practice changes from moment to moment. Whether it is our expectations going in or nature throwing a wave at us to knock us off our feet. The practice on the water teaches us to live in the moment and let go of what we think "should" be or "could" be. We learn to appreciate all that is.

5. find your inner child

It can be hard to find time to have fun or to allow our daily responsibilities to take over. SUP yoga helps to teach us not just to let go but to laugh and enjoy the simplicity of life. Find the same joy falling into the water as you used to while running through the sprinkler on a hot day as a child. Know that sometimes it's okay to let your inner child out to play.

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Indoor SUP ~ Year Round Yoga!

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Take Your SUP Yoga Practice Indoors!

A little history of indoor SUP Yoga in Texas 

Dan Hall 3Tree Yoga Instructor at  The Keller Pointe

Dan Hall 3Tree Yoga Instructor at The Keller Pointe

With the beginning of winter and the reality of cold icy days we long for our beloved lake, late summer nights, and sunset SUP yoga. With fond memories we think of our sun-kissed Savasana on the water. Did you know that it doesn't have to end?

With the advancement in SUP equipment and local fitness centers catching the SUP bug year round opportunities have become available even to those of us who enjoy seasonal climates. This is where Indoor SUP yoga comes in. With shorter more stable boards we have the ability to bring our love of SUP yoga, Pilates, and HIIT indoors by connecting boards to lane lines.

Classes are more time efficient because there is no longer a distance paddle at the beginning of class. This means more time for yoga! It also means there's no last minute cancellations for weather, flooding, or other environmental factors. In many instances it allows the option for convenient practice right in the facilities you are already visiting for all of your other fitness needs.

With more consistent classes also comes comfort and the ability to see the progression in your practice. There is the ability to increase strength in all those crucial stabilizer muscles and watch your studio practice benefit as well.

Tips for Getting the Most from Indoor SUP Yoga:

  • Look for a fitness center that provides classes from certified instructors.
  • Come prepared to get wet with dry fit yoga gear or a swim suit.
  • Let go of expectations and enjoy the process.
  • Enjoy your summer fun ALL year round!
 

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