For me, yoga is the practice of connecting with my inner truth by aligning breath, body and mind through movement. I also seek and internal balace but with a deep connection to our natural environment.
In order to catch a wave, you need to be fully present in the moment, and you also need to vibrate in the same wavelength as the ocean.
I have always seen yoga as the perfect element to balance my surfing. The more you dive deeper into the practice of yoga the more benefits you discover.
When I first started practicing, I was recovering from a big car crush trying to get back on my feet and on the board. It didn’t take me long to begin to notice the change in my overall wellbeing. I started to sleep better and I became more strong in my upper body.
Surfing requires a great deal of strength and flexibility, and I think that through a regular yoga practice we can condition our bodies to excel in the water. So, in order to catch a wave I practiced yoga everyday for at least 1 hour a day.
I started with sun salutation and I move till I mastered crow, I studied anatomy and how yoga improves the body through asanas. I had my a real “a-ha” moment when I start swim again and I find out that my polmonary capaty has increased exponatinelly.
After one year and half, I was back on the board, again.
Yoga helps me connect with the waves but it bring benefits to all aspects of your life.
Join me in Costa Rica to surf and practice yoga to Re-connect. Pura vida