Yoga for kayakers: Top 15 Paddleboard yoga poses!

We do yoga practice on the mat for traditional yoga and practice in mid-air for aerial yoga. The paddleboard yoga poses are now a trendy search for yoga lovers & now be able to work out all kinds of postures on the surface of the water.

Our main aim is to integrate mind, body, and soul together as we know it is the most tested way to explore our spiritual horizon! Paddleboard yoga poses help to get a more focused mind than any other posture we ever practice and have fun!

What does SUP yoga mean?

Paddleboarding yoga occurs while we are floating on water. This workout is possible in indoor pools and mostly outdoor serene water bodies such as lakes, ponds, etc. Light wind and a cool water environment make the yogis more delightful while doing postures SUP yoga on the water. 

What to wear for SUP yoga?

As you are going to perform yoga on paddleboards in an almost open space? Then pay attention to your wearing first. It is better to wear tank tops and tees. Your main aim is to keep safe on the paddleboard so, these are helpful to keep you dry when in the warm sunshine.

Furthermore, this bathing suit especially suits you to keep balanced and opt for quick swimming when you lose control. Ha ha!

Sunscreen lotion is necessary to keep you safe from UV rays. Spraying oil-free lotion on the body helps you against slipping on the board at the same time.

Standup paddleboard yoga poses

Unlike we do traditional yoga poses on the ground, we don’t need any specialized skills on the water. While you may get hurt from a yoga injury on the ground, in this way you just fall on water, just hug with it, and have fun! Following are the most practiced and beneficial yoga poses we can work out on the SUP board.

1. Seated prayer pose

 Level: Beginner

Sanskrit name: Sukhasana

Wins: Inner peace and calmness and straightens the backbone

Pic: Seated Prayer pose

2. Sun salutation pose

Level: Beginner

Sanskrit name: Surya Namaskar

Wins: It exclusively increases energy in the body.Well-known for warm-up yoga poses.

Pic:Sun salutation pose

3. Half-twist pose

Level: Beginner

Sanskrit name:Ardha Matsyendrasana

Wins: It allows super flexibility to the spine and hips and tones.Helpful for abdominal muscles.

Pic: Half-twist pose

4. Downward Facing dog pose

Level: Beginners

Sanskrit name: Adho Mukha Svanasana

Wins: Well known for all body stretch including leg, arm, and core strengthening

Pic: Downward facing dog pose

5. Upward-facing dog

Level: Beginner

Sanskrit name:Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Wins: It lengthens and strengthens the abdominal muscles.Very helpful for the spine and buttocks

Pic: Upward-facing dog pose

6. Plank pose

Level: Intermediate

Sanskrit name:Vasisthasana

Wins: It helps to increase balance and strengthens arms

Pic: Plank pose

7. Full wheel pose

Level: Intermediate

Sanskrit name:Urdhva Dhanurasana

Wins: Very much efficient to relieve back pain.Strengthens lungs, chest, abdomen, arms, and wrist.

Pic: Full wheel pose

8. One-legged dog pose

Level: Beginner

Sanskrit name: Adho Mukha Svanasana

Wins: It simulates and strengthens standing legs. It is the sequence of downward-facing dog poses.

Pic: One-legged dog pose

9. Bow pose

Level: Intermediate

Sanskrit name:Dhanurasana

Wins: Enhances kidney, and liver function and strengthens abdominal organs.Very much helpful to release back pain and give flexibility to spinal tissue.

Pic: Bow pose

10. Frog pose

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Sanskrit name: Mandukasana

Wins: It helps to stretch the groin, gluten, and abductors simultaneously.Exclusive for the runners.

Pic: Frog pose

11. Bridge pose

Level: Beginner

Sanskrit name:Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Wins: Strengthens hamstrings, back, and buttocks.Spinal flexibility and more blood circulation

Pic: Bridge pose

12. Cobra pose

Level: Beginner

Sanskrit name:Bhujangasana

Wins: It stretches abdominal muscles and strengthens the spine and buttocks.Very much effective for opening the lungs, shoulder, and chest.

Pic: Cobra pose

13. Ear pressure yoga pose

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Sanskrit name:Karnapidasana

Wins: It helps to stimulate the thyroid gland and abdominal organs.Very much effective for asthma sufferers.

Pic: Ear pressure yoga pose

14. Lord of the Dance pose

Level: Intermediate

Sanskrit name: Natarajasana

Wins: Efficient to improve balance and opening the hips. It stretches and strengthens the chest, ankles, and legs.

Pic: Lord of the Dance pose

15. Headstand pose

Level: Advanced

Sanskrit name: Sirsasana pose

Wins: It is known as the king of all asanas. Exclusively helpful to strengthen the neck, shoulder, spine, and abdomen.

Pic: Headstand pose

SUP Yoga paddle board benefits

Yoga poses on a paddle board help you significantly improve your core workout. Whatever benefits we describe here these are to increase whole body alignment and balance mostly compared to traditional yoga poses.

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