You've given me some of my highest highs as well as some of the most terrifying and humbling experiences. You've shown me what's possible, leading me to my edge, offering me a platform to stand tall in my greatness, all while making sure I keep my ego well out of the way.
Prana. The OG life force energy that gives animation to our bodies and that is always flowing through us, within us, and around us. And although it's always available, often times we don't consciously recognize it's there.
Because I feel so passionate about the yoga-surfing connection, I thought I'd share a few reasons why a Vinyasa Yoga practice will benefit your surfing, and maybe encourage you to roll out your mat a little more consistently.
The conditions are always changing... Out in the waves. Here on dry land. While we breathe and sweat on the yoga mat. The world around us is constantly moving through seasons and cycles and transformation. And we are much the same. So while we can't always control the conditions, the question becomes, "How can we respond?"
Bali is a place that had always been on my list of places to visit before I die, but it’s a place that also seemed so far away, so foreign, and somewhere that I didn’t think I was quite ready for… Not just yet. That is until, about a year ago now, I received an email from Go Light Our World Founder, Kayla Nielsen, that would change everything.
Yoga, especially a Vinyasa-style of yoga, is an amazing way for surfers to cross train: strengthening the core, building stamina, increasing lung capacity, sharpening coordination and creating flexibility.
Compassion reminds us that we must place our trust in the process and allow our journey to unfold exactly as it should. Not how we think it should. Because really, in yoga or surfing or life, what is the final destination?
You know I gotta rock my Sunburnt & Salty x Ocean State of Mind Tote bag everywhere I go. It’s perfect for going from the beach to the yoga studio to the market and then heading out on the town. Here I’ve listed my top 7 essentials that I carry with me in my tote bag so that I’m prepared for whatever my day has to bring.
These tips will help anyone who is looking to catch a couple more waves during their next session. So whether you are about to go on a surf trip to a popular destination, or you are just getting frustrated with the crowds at your home break, try one, three, or all of these suggestions below to help you get your fair share of waves.