Yoga on the water

Posted on 26/06/2024

Wellbeing, Health

The perfect way to connect with yourself and nature.

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Imagine this: you're gently gliding down a tranquil stretch of the River Thames in Streatley, surrounded by lush greenery and the soft sounds of nature. The sun warms your skin as you take a deep breath, feeling the gentle rhythm of the water beneath your paddleboard. This isn't just a scenic boat ride – it's the beginning of your SUP Yoga journey with Grace & Gravity, in partnership with The SUP Life.

SUP Yoga, or stand-up paddleboard yoga, takes the ancient practice of yoga and sets it against the stunning backdrop of nature. It's more than just exercise; it's a unique experience that allows you to connect with yourself and the natural world that surrounds us.

As you move through a series of yoga poses on the stable platform of your paddleboard, the gentle rocking of the water adds a layer of challenge and mindfulness to your practice. You'll feel your body working to find balance and create stability. Because this is so unfamiliar to us, you can't help but be focused on the task at hand (this is known as mindfulness, being fully present)! This heightened awareness is a powerful stress reliever, allowing you to wash away worries and find a sense of inner peace.

Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from SUP Yoga:

  • Reduced Stress: The combination of gentle exercise, fresh air, and the calming presence of nature creates a powerful antidote to everyday stress.
  • Enhanced Focus: Balancing on the board and focusing on your breath requires complete presence in the moment, sharpening your focus and clearing your mind.
  • Deeper Connection with Nature: Practicing yoga surrounded by the beauty of the river fosters a sense of connection with the natural world, promoting a sense of wellbeing and gratitude.
  • Improved Strength and Balance: SUP Yoga engages your core and stabiliser muscles, while also challenging your balance on the water.
SUP Yoga with Grace and Gravity

Ready to experience the magic of SUP Yoga for yourself? Join us at The Swan at Streatley for our next session on the beautiful River Thames in Streatley. In partnership with The SUP Life, we'll provide all the necessary equipment and expert guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all levels. The SUP Life also offer SUP fitness classes for something a little more energetic and paddleboard adventures too!