Seaside holidays can be an important opportunity to regenerate the body and the psychophysical well-being. The sea is also a great solution for those who want to lose weight and feel better. In fact, iodine and other salts contained in the air that can be breathed in the sea are very important to trigger our metabolism blocked or subject to slow rhythms. Sea water is good for health as it is able to favor fluid drainage. A nice swim can be a real touch against the water retention and swelling that
this can cause. Linking the benefits of the sea with sport is ideal for achieving the
right physical and mental well-being. Among the sports that can be practiced at the seaside, the surf occupies a prominent position as it reveals a complete physical activity that can bring many benefits to our body and also to the mind. What if you can add to surf some yoga and live one life-changing experience?
Psycho-physical balance with surf
Surfing practice allows you to maintain concentration, coordination and balance skills in training. It is a really functional activity that can be very useful in downloading all the tensions we are subjected to during our work. That’s why just surfing is the right idea to find the right psycho-physical balance, which allows us to go back to the usual commitments. The benefits of this magnificent sport do not stop there. Surfing can be an excellent system for toning the body and promoting muscle development. Additionally, the physical effort you have to use to overcome water resistance allows you to dispose of excess calories and tone your entire body. To be able to overcome your physical limits, have control of your balance and mind, many of the world’s most famous surfers, such as the American Kelly Slater, have been practicing yoga for years. The interest in the joint practice of the two disciplines is at the moment on the crest of the wave, but how are the two disciplines affected, how do they correlate? Let’s find it out together.
Surf and yoga: the perfect combo
It depends on the need to not entrust our lives to others and to have the tools to discover the strength we have as individuals: in listening to yourself, our authentic life, or Dharma. The practice of yoga influences all the fields of our existence: it starts from the ground exercises to gain a deeper understanding of our nutrition, the way it communicates and interacts with others, moving around the world and with it of life. But as you begin this journey you start from the mat to explore our physical limits, practice after practice, out of our comfort zones. Personal awareness makes a transformation take place; you have to make your own journey, clear the holes of your story and leave behind the past.
Those who practice yoga learn to breathe consciously increases their flexibility and balance: energy circulates through the breath and asana, the practice of the different positions of yoga. You get what is called mental focus. Breath and mental
focus are aptitudes that could be very useful when you are on a board on the ridge of a wave and on a wall of water meters. Concentration is crucial to sport performance and yoga practice is useful to
those who practice surfing because it prepares the body for sports activity, reduces the risk of accidents due to the heating phase before entering the water and after the surf session to lengthen the muscles contracted by the effort. The day after a long practice in the water you will feel the real benefits. There are sequences for those who have to go in the water and surf: heats the body and reinforces the affected areas: shoulders, ankeles and even strengthen the core, ir the belly, and the legs. After the sessions in the water stretch the affected muscle bands, the cervical area, the lumbar region and the arms. By secular tradition, yoga is an initiatory discipline, you have to follow the steps of a professional instructor to understand and practice the position correctly. For this and so much more our team will be there for you!
Yoga is a union with all elements of nature and living creatures. There is a flow, with yoga, breath, body and mind, a powerful and delicate flow at the same time. When surfing you feel the same flow: it connects with elements of nature, in a dance similar to Surya Namaskara – Sun Salutation. The surfer moves in the waves in a position similar to those of the Downward Facing Dog, to go under the waves and a similar position to the Upward Facing Dog to go over the waves and, to stand and maintain balance on your board you have standing position such as Warrior II and III: all these postures are in connection with the breath and movement in a profound communion with the ocean. The yoga practice, before and after the surf, allows the body of the surfer to be connected and tuned.
Choose a total body and mind experience
Surfing makes us rejuvenate, cleanses and helps our body get rid of stress and toxins. Already being alone in salty water is invigorating; when you are having a good workout, riding the waves and surfing with friends makes this activity fun and exciting. Being in the ocean and riding the waves can help to reflect as the ocean is a place to tune in and focus. This is also true for yoga. It is usually a matter of intimate personal reflection, but in a group, with friends or with a partner, it can be very pleasant and stimulating. Strength and balance are, moreover, two fundamental points, key words, both in surf and yoga. For good mastery of movements, you must have strength in the muscles of the legs and elasticity in the ligaments of the knees, ankles and ankles. To practice surfing you need to be flexible and responsive: with yoga you can improve on all fronts and also avoid overloads and fatigue on back, lumbar, shoulders