|That's me on the far left in the (very blue) SurfSet studio.|
I took a surfboard yoga workshop at SurfSet Fitness last week. Wow! What a fun way to shake up your typical yoga practice.
They have these surfboards that are set up to mimic what it feels like to be on water, but you're actually in a studio (no bathing suits or water needed!). Erin (of the OM place) led us through a two-hour workshop on a Friday night. Plank and Down Dog on a surfboard are a whole new experience!
One of the best things for me was really being able to feel the difference when firming up your base. At one point we were going from Triangle up to Warrior II. When doing this "on land" it helps to firm the legs and energetically scrub the feet away from each other. You can really feel the difference when you firm/scrub while standing on a surfboard.
Rooting through the big toe side of the foot in Tree takes on a whole new dimension standing on a surfboard.
I knew from my personal yoga practice that focusing on weight distribution, shifting weight, and energetically moving my body in different ways changed a pose. Playing with that on a surfboard amplified those effects many times over.
Check out SurfSet Fitness to see if there is a studio near you. If they don't currently offer yoga classes, see if your favorite local yoga teacher can team up for a special class or workshop.