Off the Mat Yoga

Why Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga is Better Than Traditional Yoga

If you have a competitive spirit or simply believe in holistic medicine, stand-up paddleboard yoga may be calling you. This innovative spin on the ancient yoga techniques takes your meditation and exercise routine to a whole new level. Instead of simply doing your yoga routine on a yoga mat or in a grassy park, your yoga mat is an actual paddleboard floating out in the middle of a swimming pool, lake, or sea. People all over the world are fascinated by the unique dimension that stand-up paddleboard yoga adds to their regimens. Let’s discuss how stand-up paddleboard yoga beats traditional yoga in greater detail, below.

Use Muscles You Never Knew About

When you try stand-up paddleboard yoga, you will find that the element of balance is harder to obtain than you ever thought possible. The unstable platform forces you to correct your stance and balance your body even as the currents or winds throw you off your base. This works out your entire body, especially your core, in ways that you never imagined. Developing these additional muscles and coordination skills will improve your ability in sports and make you lithe in any activity. Stand-up paddleboard will also help you tweak your technique and perfect your weight distribution. This will make it easier to reach those advanced yoga moves on dry land.

Take Meditation to a Whole New Level

A big part of yoga is the psychological tranquility. Many professional poker players have gained an advantage by practicing yoga because they are able to remain calm, cool, and collective, no matter what cards are dealt to them. Yoga is truly an art form that helps you deal with whatever life has to throw at you. Finding that inner peace and tranquility is a whole lot easier when you are surrounded by the sounds of nature and the gentle ebb and flow of the water. Even if you are practicing in your own backyard pool, the ability to escape the terrestrial world and fall into a cleansing bath when you err, all combine into this intriguing sense of inner zen.

Ditch the Monotonous Gym Routine and Have Fun

The key advantage of stand-up paddleboard yoga is that it is super fun, not boring like the gym. Although yoga gymnastics can create a lot of interesting social situations and make you feel like you are training for the circus, stand-up paddleboard yoga is like taking a day off to go to the beach. You get to put on your swimsuit and even absorb some well-deserved Vitamin D from the sun. You also enter into a community of enthusiasts who are adventurous and like to try new things. Building relationships and finding partners to spend time with may even lead you to start looking around for pool designers to build a communal center right in your own backyard.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga is Inexpensive

Instead of wasting money going to yoga instructors who promise to take you to the next level, you can simply invest in a paddleboard. You can perfect the moves you already know. Owning your own paddleboard means having freedom. The freedom to cruise around in your pool or in any bodies of water you’d like to conquer. This makes a day at the beach or sun-soaking in your own backyard a lot more fun. You can purchase a paddleboard for under $500, brand-new, a very low entry price when you consider that they will last forever.


If you really want to gain a next level advantage in yoga, stand-up paddleboard yoga is a fun solution. It creates numerous communal opportunities. While also, helping you escape the stresses of your daily life like nothing else on the planet. It is surprisingly easy at an entry level if you already know yoga moves like downward dog. Yet, it becomes progressively more difficult as you try various poses and force yourself to improve your balance.


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    Meagan R Niiranen

    June 24, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    This is something I’ve always wanted to try, but I’m a little short of bodies of water here in southern AZ. Maybe if I ever get a house with a pool….

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