Keep Calm and Do Yoga

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
— John Quincy Adams

As much as we love building wooden paddle boards, what really gets us excited is seeing customers out using our boards in new places and ways around the world. You may recall that a little over a year ago, we wrote a blog post about a grandmother named Lisa who had just purchased her first wood paddle board from us. She settled on the Rio-Grande as she wanted a wood SUP that would be efficient for fitness paddling yet stable enough for SUP Yoga on calm water. True to her word, she has stayed in touch sending along periodic updates of new SUP races that she has entered or water ways that she has explored. We couldn't help but share the latest update that she sent from her mid-morning SUP routine on her local lake. 

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Knowing that there are others out there interested in exploring SUP Yoga, brand ambassador and Yoga instructor Angel Marya compiled a SUP yoga guide to help get others out on the water! Follow along as she describes what it takes for some of her favorite SUP Yoga poses. 

DON'T FORGET TO PLAY!

Playtime is an active form of learning for the body, mind and spirit. As your land practice develops and you learn more advanced poses, take your research to the water! While photos may make the poses look effortless, it takes a great deal of time and dedication to reach certain points of physical capacity. Be patient with yourself and allow your body to take you to new levels. Here it's also important to know remember the "starfish pose" aka make like a star as you flop into the water! It saves you from any injuries and makes falling that much more exciting :)


To see and learn more SUP Yoga techniques, follow Angel Marya on Instagram, or join her on an upcoming SUP Yoga retreat in beautiful Costa Rica where she will be teaching aspiring Yogis on the beaches of sunny Costa Rica.