Yoga is known to be one of the best ways to increase physical well being. Women are often asked to join yoga classes to help promote their health. Females being multi-taskers often drain their body handling their family and lifestyle. Performing yoga on a regular basis is needed in providing body its daily quota of stamina and vigor. Now, you can perform yoga while indulging your water sports interest. You can do yoga on water on a paddleboard. This is known as Stand up Paddleboat Yoga. It basically requires a balancing act on the part of the performer.
The stand-up paddleboard is a large board just like a surfboard. It can be navigated by a single blade paddle. Once the board is paddled out in open water, then the yoga postures are practiced. It is easy for anyone to master. The beginners are taught to balance their weight using their feet. Allow the board to rock a little. It helps in finding the balancing spot.
The easiest poses are to sit and kneel on the board. And don’t be afraid to fall in water. One can learn to perform paddle yoga in a class. The board is wider than a surfboard. All boards are tied to each other to avoid the chances of them drifting away.
There are a series of postures that are taught to the students. They are taught to balance themselves. Slowly they learn stretching and breathing. There are different postures tat forms the part of Stand up Paddle Yoga Sequence. Some of them are:
VIRASANA or the hero’s pose
ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA or the downward facing dog pose
SUKHASANA or the simple seated position
BHUJANGASANA or the cobras pose
UURDHVA MUKHA SVANASANA or the upward facing dog pose
EKA PADA RAJA KAPOTASANA or the pigeon pose
ANJANEYASANA or the crescent lunge
DHANURASANA or the bow poses
BALASANA or the child’s pose
SETU BANDHA SARVANGASANA or the bridge pose
SUPTA BADDHA KONASANA or the reclining bound angle pose
The paddle yoga is a sport that is extremely beneficial. It helps in improvement of body balance and increases the strength of the muscles. There is an increase in concentration as the yoga performer tries to balance herself on the board. With time, there is a reduction in fear and increase in flexibility of the body.