Tap Into the Mental Health Benefits of SUP
Being in nature, on the water, doing a physical activity? SUP checks all those boxes. And it’s so simple; you just need to get out and do it. You can go for a short cruise or a longer journey. You can work on improving your paddle stroke or just sit on your board.
If you are looking to really hone in on your mental health and enhance the benefits, consider practising meditation or mindfulness on your paddleboard. If you are new to this, there are so many different practices and tools to guide you. Dozens of guided meditation apps are available, such as the popular Headspace and Calm. If you prefer to step away from technology, there are several books that can help. Eckhart Tolle describes a simple body scan practice in his popular book The Power of Now. Vietnamese monk and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh wrote over 100 books, many of which guide the reader through the practice of Buddhist meditation.
Reap the Benefits of SUP
Our mental health is so important and stand up paddleboarding is a wonderful tool that can help support it. No matter how you do it, getting out on your paddleboard is benefitting you holistically. The next time you’re on your SUP board, take a moment, breathe in deeply, and know that you are doing something great for yourself, body and mind.