Paddleboard Yoga

Why Try?

Paddle boarding itself is surprisingly straight forward, even for those, like myself with a poor sense of balance.

What I love about paddle boarding is that you can chat to your friends during a session, give your arms a good workout and even try out some yoga moves, maybe making a lot of people stare… but why care?!

My friend Vanessa and I hired some boards in Noosa, Australia, simply intending to go for a little explore of the nearby bay’s but ended up giving several yoga moves a go too. We fell off numerous times and got made a few (creepy) friends in the water.

Here is a few of our favourite poses…

Simple Sailing:

Whilst we found our balanced and explored some pretty coves…

Upward Dog:

An easy pose to begin with on your board. It doesn’t require too much strength or balance but feels so good on the water.

Modification: low cobra…especially reccomend this if you haven’t warmed up your back beforehand as a full up dog can be very intense on the spine and back muscles.

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Plank:

Really engage your core and thighs for maximum benefit.

Again, this one is not too tricky and is a good pose to kick things off with.

Three Legged Dog:

Definitely one of the more challenging postures I tried but well worth giving a go as it gives a beautiful photo and it really doesn’t matter if you fall in!

Downward Dog:

The king of the yoga poses. A definite one to give a go.

Tips: reall push into the board with your fingers, raise your hips to the sky and keep a bend in your knees if your heels do not reach down to the board.

Sort-of-Warrior:

This one was particularly hard to get the balance right!

Worth giving a go…. and you could give the other forms of warrior a go too.14699487_10153905451501828_1263799196_o-1

Bum In Air (For the Boys):

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Sooooo many lolz were had on those beautiful Noosa waters 😀

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