All SUP is Yoga
If you’ve spent the day staring at the computer, your body may yearn for an energizing, active practice. If you’ve spent the day hiking, you may decide a soft, restorative practice is in order.
As a standup paddler, you are likely familiar with the fast-growing practice of SUP Yoga. Practicing poses while on a standup board is art in action. We may aspire to the strength and grace of Bridge pose, on a SUP board at sunset. Building a practice of refining the asanas of yoga on land or on the water is an amazing life long journey. Yet we can build on connecting mindfulness, breath and spirit through the rhythmic practice of paddling.
In the truest sense of “yoga practice,” a different approach is also possible. Once you SUP, your body, mind and spirit are connected like never before. The paddling stroke delivers a rhythmic burst of exercise endorphins and release of adrenaline. As water flows by beneath your board, tickling your toes, the nervous system calms down. Subtle demands for balance and being centered call for constant adjustments. Many call SUP a great core exercise. In fact, standup paddling is a practice that can soothe you to your core existence. All SUP can be practiced in a manner that delivers many benefits of yoga even if you never execute a downward dog or Warrior 2 on your board.
P2SUP provides a guided path toward presence by way of a unique type of meditations you can easily download for listening while on the water. Power of Presence SUP (P2SUP) can provide you many benefits in 15-20 minute sessions.
Imagine yourself standing on your SUP board, paddle in hand, ready for a paddle across a lake, up a river, through ocean ripples or a glassy bay. Imagine being able to put your earphones on and connecting that ordinary paddle to a powerful mind-spirit guided practice. If this sounds intriguing, simply fill out our CONTACT form, ask your questions and join in.