Trend radar: Yoga Boarding

Is that what famous people are doing now?

I love Yoga, have practiced it for more than 8 years, but always flat on a mat, in a nice quiet room. Apparently, you are not really cool for school until you do your practice somewhere real uncomfortable. You see, it started in the 70's with Bikram, in a room heated to 105°F (≈ 40.6°C) with a humidity of 40%........... and now here's this.

Imagine striking a warrior pose floating atop glittering waters -- Turns out, with the growing popularity of stand-up paddleboarding, people are taking one of the fastest growing sports and adding new twists -- literally.

It's called yoga boarding, and it basically takes the same paddleboards used in SUP and turns them into a yoga mat. Yoga boarding is now popping up on itineraries for Zen-seeking travelers everywhere who are looking for a laid back, calorie-burning experience.

"It’s actually a better workout than studio yoga because you have to be more precise with your movements,” says Eric Hiss of Kainalu XT, a multi-disciplinary water-based training business in Bora Bora, Tahiti.

Those with a good sense of balance and some core strength built from on-land yoga sessions will find that dropping to downward and upward dog, rising to bridge pose and even tackling crow pose while floating on the water are actually not as impossible to achieve as they sound. (Just a little wobbly and maybe initially a tad wet.)

(Says Fox News)

HA! (says I)

“Even beginners have little problems with the basics [of yogaboarding],” says Hiss. “Obviously, you have to do this somewhere very calm." {no shiz Sherlock!}

What da ya think????????? Will you be trying this??

You can find this article at FoxNews.com  :)


Sarah Mendelsohn said...

wow, this looks so interesting. i can barely do yoga on land, doubtful i could do it in the ocean, but it looks amazing. great post!

x sarah

Bonnie said...

I love yoga! If I could, I would practice it on the water.

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Marina said...

I don't think I could ever do that, I am not stable enough :D

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