Sup Yoga Cabo
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, B.C.S. México
YOGA IN A FLOATING MAT !!!
Yoga means ¨union¨ of body,mind & Soul and also to unite the finite with the infinite. So why not doing it on water???
Stan Up Paddle first emerged in the beaches of Hawaii in the 1960s and began to make inroads on the mainland about 10 years ago. Aside from the coasts, it is particularly popular on urban waterways, where it provides a unique vantage point from which to interact with city life while skimming past it. Standing erect at the water’s surface level gives you the feeling, and appearance, of walking on water. It’s also a great way to get fit, as you work the legs and core to stay up on the board and the arms and back to propel yourself. The board is broad and stable enough that someone got the bright idea of treating it like a floating yoga mat, and SUP yoga was born.
Anyone can begin practicing yoga postures on a paddleboard, especially in flat water. If you are new to SUP in general, begin to play around (don’t be afraid to fall in!) with the distribution of weight in your feet. Begin to feel your board, and all boards are different. Shift your weight from foot to foot and allow the board to rock a little from side to side. We are told as we are learning to find that sweet spot on the board (usually right around the handle of the board, or if there is a logo on the rails) and that is the best place to stand to balance on the board. But begin to also feel how you can walk the board a bit more, moving more towards the nose, or more towards the back.
The easiest poses to start with will be sitting or kneeling. From there, you can start to transition to some symmetrical poses such as plank, downward dog, camel pose, and others. Try the sequence below on land first, then take it out onto your board! Remember — have fun, be creative, and don’t be afraid to get wet!
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