Stand up paddle board yoga is a guaranteed way of keeping fit. It's a chance to get out of the comfort zone and attempt something new.

If you plan to take up sup yoga, here are a few things you need to know before hitting the waters for a sup yoga session.

What to Wear?

Any type of apparel is okay as long as you will not mind getting wet. Alternatively, you can wear yoga pants that dry fast, in less than 10 minutes, in case you fall into the water.

Do You Need to Know How to Paddle?

You do not need to know how to paddle for you to enjoy a sup yoga session. Most yoga classes begin with a brief tutorial on how to paddle board. They give a review of the board area that offers the most support as you move throughout the yoga session.

Lack of comfort while on the water will result in stress, especially if you fear falling into the water. The worst that can happen is to fall into the water and get wet and mount the board again. Falling in water should actually teach you to let go.

Do You Need Your Own Board?

If you have your own yoga sup board, ensure it wide enough for stability purposes. If you don't have one, there are board rental shops to get a suitable board for the session. An inflatable sup board is particularly ideal for yoga. This is because they float high in the water and provide a soft landing in case you fall.

How Do You Stay Put?

Ensure that you have an anchor to prevent the board from wobbling as you do yoga. You can also get a floating dock to lock the board into to ensure it stays in one place. The board should have an attachment to hook it to either the floating dock or the anchor.

Do You Need to Be Established in Yoga?

You don't need to have prior experience in yoga to do sup yoga. Sup yoga presents the perfect opportunity to learn all different poses and how to perform them properly. It provides a wonderful foundation for a fit and healthy lifestyle.


Author's Bio: 

Sup yoga is a beautiful way to spread your wings. The experience is magical. Once you start sup yoga, I can guarantee you will never look back.