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7 Reasons You Should Do Yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard

Yoga on a SUP: Why You Need to Try It

Are you looking for a new yoga or fitness routine? If so, yoga on a stand up paddleboard (also called a SUP) might be just what you’re looking for. Keep reading to learn why you should give this fun activity a try, but be warned — you’ll probably want to hit the water right away!


1. Yoga on a stand up paddleboard forces you to be present

When you’re attempting Warrior II on a floating stand up paddleboard, you have to focus on every breath and every tiny muscle movement. Wandering minds have been linked to increased unhappiness, so practicing mindfulness is always a good idea.


2. You’ll challenge your core in a whole new way

A strong core is important in daily life and yoga alike, but it’s even more vital to maintain a strong and stable core when you’re trying to balance on a semi-wobbly stand up paddleboard.


3. Your yoga practice will be transformed

Taking your yoga practice to the water is a great way to spice things up in your yoga routine. The added challenge of balancing on water will awaken muscles and movements you don’t normally have to use on dry land, like the intense core burn we just talked about!


4. SUP yoga is the perfect challenge for all levels

Whether you’re a total beginner or a more advanced yogi with years of practice on the mat, SUP yoga will challenge you in new ways. Yes, that’s right — beginners can happily practice on their paddleboards. From tree pose to handstands, nearly any yoga pose can be done on a SUP.


5. Getting started with stand up paddleboard yoga is easy

Doing yoga on a SUP might sound tricky, but you don’t have to start off with the advanced poses. Here are 4 yoga poses you can try on your SUP to get you going.


6. You’ll practice yoga surrounded by beautiful scenery

When you do yoga on a stand up paddleboard in Colorado, you’ll undoubtedly be surrounded by the beauty of nature. If you aren’t sure where to take your practice, try one of these top 10 places to stand up paddleboard in Colorado.


7. Try new poses — the water will be there to break your fall


Is there a pose you’ve always wanted to try, but fear has held you back? Try that same pose on your paddleboard. Worst case scenario, you fall into the water. On a hot summer day, that outcome doesn’t sound half bad!