Last Updated on May 31, 2021 by John M. Thomas
We do yoga practice on the mat for traditional yoga, practice in mid-air for aerial yoga, and now be able to work out all kinds of postures on the surface of the water. Our main aim is to integrate mind, body, and soul together as we know it is the most tested way to explore our spiritual horizon! Paddleboard yoga poses helps to get more focused mind than any other posture we ever practice and fun!
What does SUP yoga mean?
Paddleboarding yoga occurs while we are floating on water. This workout is possible in indoor pools and mostly outdoor serene water bodies such as lakes, ponds, etc. Light wind and a cool water environment make the yogis more delightful while doing postures SUP yoga on the water.
What to wear for SUP yoga?
As you are going to perform yoga on paddleboards in an almost open space? Then pay attention to your wearing first. It is better to wear tank tops and tees. Your main aim is to keep safe on the paddleboard so, these are helpful to keep you dry when in the warm sunshine.
Furthermore, this bathing suit especially suits you to keep balanced and opt for quick swimming when you lose control. Ha ha!
Sunscreen lotion is necessary to keep you safe from UV rays. Spraying oil-free lotion on the body helps you against slipping on the board at the same time.
Standup paddleboard yoga poses
Unlike we do the traditional yoga poses on the ground, we don’t need any specialized skills on the water. While you may get hurt from a yoga injury on the ground,but in this way you just fall on water, just hug with it and have fun! Following are the most practiced and beneficial yoga poses we can workout on the SUP board.
1.Seated prayer pose
Sanskrit name: Sukhasana
Wins:Inner peace and calmness and straightens the backbone
Pic:Seated Prayer pose
2. Sun salutation pose
Sanskrit name:Surya Namskar
Wins:It exclusively increases energy in the body.Well-known for warm up yoga poses.
Pic:Sun salutation pose
3.Half twist pose
Sanskrit name:Ardha Matsyendrasana
Wins:It allows super flexibility to the spine and hips and tones.Helpful for abdominal muscles.
Pic:Half twist pose
4.Downward Facing dog pose
Sanskrit name:Adho Mukha Svanasana
Wins:Well known for all body stretch including leg,arm and core strengthening
Pic:Downward facing dog pose
5.Upward facing dog
Sanskrit name:Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Wins:It lengthens and strengthens the abdominal muscles.Very helpful for spine and buttocks
Pic:Upward facing dog pose
Wins:It helps to increase balance and strengthens arms
7.Full wheel pose
Sanskrit name:Urdhva Dhanurasana
Wins:Very much efficient to relieve back pain.Strengthens lungs,chest,abdomen,arms and wrist.
Pic:Full wheel pose
8.One legged dog pose
Sanskrit name:Adho Mukha Svanasana
Wins:It simulates and strengthens standing legs.It is the sequence of downward facing dog pose.
Pic:One legged dog pose
Wins:Enhances kidney, liver function and strengthens abdominal organs.Very much helpful to release back pain and give flexibility to spinal tissue.
Sanskrit name: Mandukasana
Wins:It helps to stretch the groin,gluten and abductors simultaneously.Exclusive for the runners.
Sanskrit name:Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Wins:Strengthens hamstrings,back and buttock.Spinal flexibility and more blood circulation
Wins:It stretches abdominal muscles and strengthens spine ,buttock.Very much effective for opening lungs,shoulder and chest.
13.Ear pressure yoga pose
Wins:It helps to stimulate thyroid gland and abdominal organs.Very much effective for asthma sufferers.
Pic:Ear pressure yoga pose
14.Lord of the dance pose
Wins:Efficient to improve balance and opening the hips.It stretches and strengthens chest,ankles,legs.
Pic:Lord of the dance pose
Sanskrit name:Sirsasana pose
Wins:It is known as the king of all asanas. Exclusively helpful to strengthen the neck,shoulder,spine and abdomen.
Pic:Head stand pose
SUP Yoga paddle board benefits
Yoga poses on paddle board helps you significantly improve your core workout.Whatever benefits we describe here these are to increase whole body alignment and balance mostly compared to traditional yoga poses.