It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote about another trend in yoga that involved smoking pot… and I sort of thought that was a little out there.
But there’s another trend making its way through the yogic ranks and, as someone who lives near a lake, while I love the idea of it, I’m really not sure how, at $2000 bucks a pop just in equipment alone, it could really even catch on.
Yoga atop a paddle board on the water. Everything about it sounds wonderfully peaceful with the additional benefit of really targeting the core, as you work to keep yourself steady and not flipped over into the water.
According to the instructor in the video below as well as others who are leading the trend, while balancing on the board helps you achieve a much more thorough workout for the core, it is really the connection to nature that is the biggest draw. As you quietly practice, there is a whole other world of aquatic flora and fauna just beneath you.
Currently, I think it has grown popular in places like Florida, though more and more they seem to be cropping up all around the U.S. It’s definitely made my list to try… though, given the outlay for a paddle board, I only have an old windsurfer at my disposal.
I’ll let you know how it goes…..