“Which type of yoga is best for surfing?”, is a question we get asked over and over again by our surf holiday guests. That yoga and surfing go hand in hand is nothing new. Lots of professional surfers practise yoga on a regular basis to improve their flexibility for their pop up on the surfboard and to increase their core strength for extra balance when standing on or turning the surfboard.
Practising yoga regularly really is a great addition to your surfing routine, especially when you’re leaning to surf and want to get your surf fitness levels up. And because yoga and surfing make such a great match, we offer yoga in all our surf camps with different types of yoga practises for different yogi abilities.
With many types of yoga out there, it can sometime seem a little overwhelming to know just which type is the best for you. We can all be impatient sometimes, wanting to improve our surfing as quickly as possible and not waste much time on doing the wrong thing. And who could blame us! So we have done the leg work for you and have put together the “right types of yoga for surfing”, and are teaching these styles in our surf camps.
When you’re on surfing holidays with us here at Star Surf Camps, you can be sure that all our yoga instructors are qualified yoga teachers that have completed their 200-hour yoga teacher training course and have very good knowledge of asana (postures), meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and the yoga philosophy more generally. With this in mind, you can really let go of your day-to-day stresses and relax into your poses and surf holidays. We offer daily yoga sessions on our covered yoga platforms in our surf camps. These are held in the mornings and the afternoon with additional sessions on the beach at sunset.
But enough chatter. Here’s the nitty gritty now on which yoga style is best for your surfing!