Paddle Board Yoga: EcoOutfitters’ “Unofficial” Sport of Summer
Solar energy comes in many shapes and sizes… from solar panels basking in the sunshine that converts everlasting sunbeams into energy we can use to power our homes, to sun salutations on a paddle board with the ripples of water beneath us.
I can’t think of a more perfect culmination of all things good: water, sunshine, a cool breeze, exercise, star fish, and self illumination all coming together in what we discovered this summer — paddle board yoga!
I am far from a yogi; to be honest, yoga always felt too slow moving for my naturally-hyper self. It was always tough for me to slow down and get in the “zone,” but put me on a paddle board in a tree position (which I can barely do on steady ground) with the waves shaking me and the tide drifting me back toward the shore, and you have me hooked. This experience was a challenge that utterly consumed my attention and made both my core and heart work overtime.
I live my life in true belief that the sun is the heart of our world, and that embracing it and using it is the key to health and happiness. As I went through the various sun salutations, I felt that we were honoring the sun, adoring it in all its glory. As a person who thinks and breathes solar all day, every day, finding a new way to appreciate the energy it provides was so thrilling both physically and spiritually.
To those of us who practice paddle board yoga, the ideal to remember is that we are one with the water, one with the sun, one with earth. We love living in total eco harmony and this activity illuminates that perfectly, don’t you agree?
Namaste. May peace, love and sun rays guide our ways!
* Thank you to our friends JM and Jamie at KostalPaddle for showing us the light (and for use of their photo)!