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!