Category Archives: SUP Yoga Poses

Is Yin Yoga Chicken Sh**?

chickens A very beloved mentor of mine taught me a long time ago that it is very important to be able to tell the difference between “chicken shit and chicken salad”.

I would like to bring this point of view to discussing “Yin Yoga on a Paddle Board” also referred to as “SUP Yin Yoga”.

 

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is based on the principles of fascia (connective tissue) and self-myofascial release.

The goal of Yin Yoga is to Continue reading

9 YOGA POSES TO ENHANCE YOUR PADDLE STROKE

Whether you are already paddling a lot or you want to be able to paddle for longer periods at a time, you can always improve your paddle stroke. To get a great paddle, click here!

Below we have listed some key yoga poses that will work the strength and mobility of your paddle stroke. Remember that you are always looking for a balance between strength and mobility. Too much of one, without enough of the other is never a good thing.

So grab a mat …

Standing Half Moon

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Chair With Prayer Twist

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Eagle

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Plank

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Reverse Plank

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Side Plank

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Boat

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Reverse Table Top

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Seated Spinal Twist

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For more information on how yoga can enhance your paddling, contact us at (727) 466-7994.

We look forward to seeing you on the water wherever that waterway might be. Happy paddling!!



“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus
 
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LATERAL SIDE ANGLE POSE (aka BENT KNEE)

“Lateral Side Angle”, a great asymmetric pose for on or off the board.

Lateral Side Angle on SUP

When to perform

  • On your leg training day.
  • Any time your emphasis is on strengthening your legs and core.
  • As part of your standing warrior series.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the ankles, knees, legs and core.
  • Enhances spinal rotation.
  • Tones the abdominal organs.
  • Works the fascia of the body all the way from the shoulders, to obliques, hips and legs.
  • Assists in expanding the thoracic diaphragm for deeper breathing.
  • It is a great transitional pose leading to several balancing poses.

Benefits specific to SUP

  • It enhances hip strength and mobility assisting with all strokes.
  • It enhances shoulder strength and mobility creating a longer and more powerful reach.
  • It creates muscle memory for the “back heel tail brace”.
  • It assists your balancing ability required for surfer’s stance.

How to perform

  • Start in Warrior II position with right leg forward.
  • Ground both feet and lift your spine up bending it laterally on the right side. Keep pushing through the outside of your back foot.
  • Place you right forearm on your right thigh, palm facing the sky.
    (*) If you wish for more of a challenge, straighten your right arm bringing your forearm off your thigh.

  • Reach your left forearm up towards the sky, rotate the palm forward and then extend it forward as a continuation of the rest of the side of your body.
  • Hold for several seconds to a minute before coming out of the pose and repeat on opposite side.

This pose can be performed statically or in a flow.

For more information on how yoga can enhance your paddling, contact us at (727) 466-7994.

We look forward to seeing you on the water wherever that waterway might be. Happy paddling!!



“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus
 
Train with us!


As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Programs & Clinics, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Spartan Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, KaYoga, SUP Guiding, and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

BRIDGE POSE

Bridge on the SUP

“Bridge”, a great pose for on or off the board.

When to perform

  • On your core training day.
  • Any time your emphasis is on strengthening the glutes.
  • As part of a floor core flow.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the glutes, legs and ankles.
  • Assists in protecting the lower back.
  • (*) When performed in a flow it reestablishes proper thoracic diaphragm function.
  • It reverses the effects of sitting on a chair.
  • Stimulates the reproductive organs, the abdominal organs, the lungs and thyroid.
  • Rejuvenates tired legs.

Benefits specific to SUP

  • Assists in strengthening the glutes in order to protect the back, knees and ankles.
  • (*) It also strengthens the thoracic diaphragm which ensures better lung functioning, hence lower risk of injury.

How to perform

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent at hip distance and your feet on the floor, in line with your knees.
  • Using your glutes, move your hips towards the sky.
  • Push your heels, feet and shoulders firmly into the ground.
  • Use your glutes, not your hamstrings.
  • Lower the butt to the ground.
  • Repeat.

This pose can be performed statically or in a flow.

(*) means that it must be performed in a specific way for this effect to occur.

For more information on how yoga can enhance your paddling, contact us at (727) 466-7994.

We look forward to seeing you on the water wherever that waterway might be. Happy paddling!!



“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus
 
Train with us!


As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Programs & Clinics, Health Coaching, Private Consultations, Spartan Yoga, SUP & Yoga, SUP & Meditation, KaYoga, SUP Guiding, and Adventure Coaching. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

SUP Yoga – Chair Twist Flow

A short flow from our Chair Series. If you would like to try this, please contact Karen at (727) 466-7994 to reserve your time on the water!

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SUP Yoga – Crescent Warrior

A short crescent water Warrior series. If you would like to try this, please contact Karen at (727) 466-7994 to reserve your time on the water!

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SUP Yoga – Sun Salutations

A short saltwater sun salutation. If you would like to try this, please contact Karen at (727) 466-7994 to reserve your time on the water!

See you knee deep in the water or on the mat and as Ganesha would say, "Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!"

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If you like this blog, know somebody that would find it interesting or just want to annoy your friends with blogs, please, pass it on. :-)

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