Our yoga guru Philly Lewis recently wrote a piece for SurfGirl Magazine about the 5 yoga poses every surfer should know. Incorporate these yoga poses into your surf training, they will really help your surfing, fitness and rehabilitation. Photos by Lizzie Churchill, active wear by Animal
'If you surf, I’m sure you know by now how yoga can completely enhance your surfing, it seems that the pair now go hand in hand! And it’s not surprising, yoga focuses on body flexibility, strength and balance—the three main things you need when surfing. Each asana (pose) in yoga is opening a certain area of the body, whilst strengthening another, the perfect combination. The repetitive motion in surfing leads to the body getting super tight, particularly in the shoulders and hips, yoga helps to release this tension. It gives the body balance.
However, finding (ironically) the balance between the two is something we all struggle with. The last thing you want to do after a 2 hour surf is spend the next hour stretching, and who has that much free time anyway? Definitely not me… And if the waves are pumping, there’s no way your going to give up your surf time for yoga. We have to make the most of the waves! So here are 5 of my favourite poses every surfer should know, to do before or after a surf. The best thing about it? You can do them all in 10 minutes!'
To read the full article and find our about the 5 poses, head over to the Surf Girl website! Don't forget to check out our surf and yoga retreats this winter in Morocco and Costa Rica.
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Morocco Surf and Yoga Retreat
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