The numerous benefits of having a regular yoga practice have been written about and expounded on many occasions. Yoga’s ability to calm the mind, create body awareness and aid in the rehabilitation of injuries are second to none. I have found however that one of the great by-products of having a regular yoga practice is that it prepares the body and mind to take on any of the other challenges and physical activities that we choose to attempt through the course of our lives.
In this regard we at Shades of Yoga offer a day of beach yoga, cross training and surf lessons to the students as a way for them to not only un-plug for a day from the rigours of successfully completing their RYT 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, but also as a way for them to truly appreciate the diversity of benefits one can receive from a strong, daily yoga practice. Few can deny the feeling of achievement, the sense of freedom and joy that comes from riding a wave. However, surfing is not an easy sport to get the hang of, as it requires strength, balance, timing and perseverance, but the rewards are substantial.