"By adding yoga as a part of our daily routine we'll be able to surf more, better, longer and healthier."
Surfing demands a lot of flexibility and balance, strong arms and legs and strength in a core, but also focus and steady mind. That’s exactly what most yoga poses are all about. This workshop represents why Yoga and Surfing are so killer combination together, and brings out the benefits of yoga as an everyday part of surfers' lifestyle.
Yoga is not only helping us to activate and strengthen the muscles we need for surfing, but it also helps us to recover faster and reduce the risk of injuries. In a long period, yoga comes to rescue our body by correcting imbalances that every sport (also surfing) comes with. And It's not only the experience surfers who will benefit from a regular yoga practice; beginner surfers should do yoga too!
THE CONSIST OF THE WORKSHOP
Part 1: Power yoga class (45 min)
A specially designed class for the surfers to build up strength, create flexibility and improve the balance and mobility on the board. For a person who never surfed before, it will give an idea of how to prepare a body for this sport. It's also a great practice to keep the body in shape and correct muscles activated during the off-season.
Part 2: Theory
In a theory part, we go through why surfing and yoga are supporting each other so well as sports. We'll discuss the most common injuries and imbalances surfing can cause for the body and how yoga can improve to avoid them. We get also introductions for the different breathing technics which are pretty useful to practice for everyone to survive better on the ocean and face bigger waves.
Part 3: Restorative Yoga class (45 min)
Workshop finish with a slow and restorative yoga class where the focus is to release tension from target areas like shoulders, hips and lower back that often get tight while surfing. Stretching is a really important part of the recovering process and should be done after every surf session to avoid injuries and relax muscles properly.