Our booth at Surf Expo was right next to the demo pool and they had a demonstration of SUP yoga every day. I must say that I was really impressed. I never thought much about SUP yoga but after witnessing some of the amazing balance and flexibility demonstrated by the Yoga instructors, I am now convinced that Yoga on water is here to stay and has a great future.
The beginning of the video has a short interview with Sarah Tiefenthaler, the owner of Yogaqua (www.yogaqua.com).
In the interview she said that practicing yoga on water helps with core strength and alignment, as balancing on water requires proper alignment.
What she said about focus makes perfect sense and resonates with our Zen Waterman philosophy:
When you are balancing on water if fully absorbs you and you can't think about anything else. The purpose of Yoga is to turn off the chatter in your head. Well said, thank you Sarah!