We’ve all heard it before. The fears, doubts and concerns that people have when they think only of paddle board Yoga. But actually, most fears are just imaginary. You can also practice SUP Yoga. No master has fallen from the sky, but with a little practice you will quickly get better. Below are the 5 most common SUP yoga doubts and why you should start today!
1 I don’t have a good balance
It may well be that you don’t have the best balance in the world. But who has? Even advanced yogis have days when the balance doesn’t quite work out! My best advice? Get a board and just try it. It’s best to start on your knees or just sitting down. Don’t worry your head about getting up. If you are ready for it, you will do it all by yourself.
While all paddle boards are different, the inflatable paddle boards are the best for SUP Yoga. Allow yourself the time to get to know your Stand Up Paddle Board and what it feels like when it moves under you. The length and width of your SUP is critical to how stable your board is. Take your time with everything. The slower and more attentive you move, the happier and more balanced you will feel in the end. That is a promise!
2 I don’t want to fall into the water
Really? You take part in a water sport and are afraid to fall into the water? Forget this worry. Go into the water before you start the SUP practice. If you get wet, swim a round. Falling into the water is fun. Let me repeat that: Falling into the water is fun!
3 I don’t want to get clumsy in a swimsuit
The thought of being in a swimsuit with my butt up sounds frightening. I understand that. For this reason, I always recommend wearing waterproof training clothes instead of the polka dot bikini.
Halter Style Swimsuit
Tankers or T-shirts
Shorts with built in liner
4 I have never done yoga before
Everything is the first time sometime. You know how to move your body? You know how to breathe? Then you can also practice yoga. Probably you are not the only newcomer in the class either. Inform your teacher so that he knows that yoga is new for you. Don’t worry about all the other yogis in the class and focus on yourself. However, make sure you find a beginner friendly class.
5 I have never stood on a paddle board before
Do I have to repeat it again? Everything is the first time sometime. There is simply no better place than a SUP Yoga class to get your first paddle board experience. Let your instructor know as soon as possible so he can make a special plan for you and take the time he needs. Always start with a sitting pose or on your knees. The teacher will show you the best way to get up and will also let you know when the time is to get up.
Now you don’t have any excuses and you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can learn it too, I guarantee you that. You will certainly not regret being on the road this summer with a SUP Yoga board.