SUP Yoga is now here in Brighton!
Every Tuesday, 1830 till 1930 you can get to grips with the latest Yoga poses on the water at Lagoon Watersports.
What is SUP YOGA?
Stand Up Paddleboard (YOGA) Yoga is a great new way of working out and is already a craze in the states. Essentially SUP Yoga comprises of yoga postures with Stand Up Paddle Boarding, the board playing the part of the yoga mat.
The Benefits of SUP Yoga…
SUP YOGA provides great benefits to the mind and body, this is easy to see when each of the aspects alone gives amazing benefits to health, and together they provide the perfect combination. The board is used as an alternative yoga mat; the intensity of each pose is increased by providing clients with a greater challenge and added benefits. Your balance will improve as will your yoga performance – as the board is constantly moving, you body is working hard to stay stable, if done regularly it will lead to improved proprioception. It’s also a great way to tell if you are performing your yoga poses correctly – if you put to much weight through one side of your body, the board will react.
SUP YOGA strengthens the core, improves your balance, tones muscles, reduces stress and increases body awareness. As well as this being on the water can be both tranquil and rejuvenating, helping you to achieve a relaxed and clear mind, whilst enjoying the surroundings of nature.
You don’t need to be a Yoga expert!
You don’t need to be a Yoga pro to get involved, starting with the basic poses on land, they can soon be transferred onto a Stand Up Paddle Board.
It’s a great advantage to learn the basic paddleboard skills first as you’ll get a feel for the board and gain stability. Once you feel comfortable on the board and start to move about, you can then progress to some basic poses.
To find out more about Lagoon fitness and the classes they are offering this summer, click HERE.
For more SUP Fitness articles and to keep up with all the latest SUP news, have a look at SUPBoarder.