What’s The Best Yoga Poses For Surfers?
Yoga compliments surfing to build strength, flexibility, and balance. Surfers know that yoga keeps their performance constantly improving and aids in preventing injuries.
Benefits of incorporating yoga into one’s life allows you to be able to surf for longer without getting tired, have more strength and flexibility, better balance, get a quicker pop up, relax your breathing and sharpen your mental focus.
Here are 7 of our favorite yoga poses that you can incorporate into your own life.
If you would like to join in person yoga classes and/or add on a massage to your trip, contact us and we are happy to give a referral of where to go on island.
7 Yoga Poses for Surfers
Downward Dog: Strengthens and tones the arms and legs. Stretches shoulder and calf muscles. Lengthens and straightens the spine helping to relieve all over back pain.
Cobra: Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals. Decreases stiffness of the lower back. Strengthens the arms and shoulders. Increases flexibility.
Warrior 2: Stretches your hips, groin and shoulders. Strengthens and stretches your legs, ankles and feet. Builds stamina, balance and concentration.
Tree Pose: Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine. Stretches the inner thighs, chest and shoulders. Improves sense of balance.
Lunge: Releases tension in your hips. Stretches your hamstrings, quads and groin. Strengthens your legs, thighs, knees, ankles and psoas muscle. Helps build mental focus.
Forward Fold: Stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves. Strengthens the thighs and knees. Keeps your spine strong and flexible. Calms the mind and soothes the nerves. Relieves tension in the spine, neck and back.
Meditation: Calms the mind. Improves concentration. Decreases stress. Increases self awareness.