7. It increases your focus
Think about how focused you need to be when you’re balancing on a paddleboard while attempting an extended hand-to-big-toe pose. (We’re kidding! Unless you’re an advanced yogi and completely unstoppable). But in all seriousness, when practicing SUP yoga, you need to slow down and give complete focus to both the quality of your breath and your movements. Falling off your paddleboard isn’t a relaxing and enlightening yoga experience.
8. It provides a new challenge for advanced yogis
As mentioned, you do not need to be an advanced yogi to practice SUP yoga but if you already are, you can bring a whole new challenge to your practice by throwing a stand-up paddleboard underneath you and doing your session in the middle of a lake.
There are so many more reasons why you should try combining stand up paddle boarding and yoga. All in all, you’ll be reaping the same benefits that you get from yoga alone (focus, balance, improved breathing skills, and the development of mindfulness) but by combining yoga with your stand up paddleboard, each is enhanced. Why not give it a try? Worst case scenario, you fall off a paddleboard and have a great day out in the sun.