Thursday, 4 August 2011

Paddle Board Yoga

I know some of you might think that this is a completely crazy idea, but paddle board yoga is a rising trend among coastal resorts. It literary consist of what the name says, doing yoga on a paddle board. The lack of stability of doing yoga on a paddle board gives you a core workout comparable to what you would get at the gym. It turns out that paddle boards function very well as non slip yoga mats and the extra strength that is needed to keep balance will improve your yoga routine faster then the traditional way. This is something anyone can try, the trick is finding the sweet spot on the board. Start on trying simple things, even just standing comfortably, then try shifting your weight around and progress from there. Anyone who has tried skateboarding/snowboarding or windsurfing/surfing before, this could come naturally to you. So if any of you are up at the cottage this summer and have an old paddle board kicking around, give it a try!

14 comments:

  1. This will help my balance greatly.

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  2. innovative, i shall try this technique next time im at the pool.

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  3. Sounds crazy, but makes sense.

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  4. nice lack of stability to work those unused muscles!

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  5. I request videos of you doing it! :D I like normal yoga because you don't have to buy so many things like paddle boards. :p This is a very good blog for learning new poses, so keep up the good work!!!

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  6. Balancing boards are great core strengtheners, I like this yoga trend but i don't think i'll be able to concentrate seeing so many paddle boards in a Yoga session lol

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  7. I'm so unbalanced that paddle yoga would probably kill me! I work hard to stay steady in the tree pose.

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  8. Wow, sounds really hard!

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  9. Damn, that just takes yoga to a whole new level

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  10. My wife recently purchased one of these! She reported that same things you did!

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  11. Pitch this to the folks at Abs of Steel, maybe you'll get to make a workout video!

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