Surf and Yoga Waves

Surf and Yoga

WHY YOGA AND SURFING GO TOGETHER

Riding waves of life with grace and ease…

It is the unity with the ocean‘s energy and the sort of spiritual experience every time you paddle out, which makes my passion for surfing.
Meeting and overcoming fear, breathing deeply and to ride waves of life with grace and ease.

Surfboard
Surfboard

Salty hair, sandy feet….

Yoga and surfing go together like saltwater and sand. It is the natural flow of movement, breath, ocean tides and waves, which create that perfect match. 

While surfing we need strength, a calm and clear mind and a strong connection with the natural forces around us. Yoga helps to connect with ourself and our environment and creates this balance of strength, fluidity in the body and clarity of the mind.

Acceptance and self-awareness play a very important role in Yoga, as you should not force any pose but finding the depth of the pose in the moment. Same for surfing, being fully in the moment and in tune with the ocean improves your focus and creates that inner peace which makes it more easy to catch a wave.

From a physical perspective, yoga creates more flexibilty in that areas which surfer need it the most. As surfer you need especially flexibility in the shoulders, back and hips to do certain surfing manoeuvres like paddling, pop up, compression and powerful turns. Yoga helps you open up the these areas and further trains your core strength, improves your balance and the functional ability of the body.

Tingaling Surf and Yoga

The breath in Yoga and Surfing

We take around 20,000 breaths a day but rarely use all our lung capacity. While in yoga you want to breathe through your nose filling your entire lungs. Learning how to breathe properly might be the biggest benefit surfer will get from practising yoga. Working on a a calm and controlled breath can be very beneficial to handle being held down by the waves and prevent panic. If we control the mind we can come closer to control our body.

Tingaling Surf and Yoga

Follow my journey on Instagram…
Playlists for your soul and flow…

✿ Vinyasa Yoga Instructor
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Follow my journey on Instagram…
Playlists for your soul and flow…

✿ Vinyasa Yoga Instructor    ✿ Ballet Barre Guide   ✿ Photography