I recently had my best savasana ever, floating over beautiful Lake Tahoe early one weekday morning in July. The rocking motion of the lake under my board, my forearms and hands floating in the water, and the sound of the waves gently slapping just next to my head truly made this savasana one that I will never forget.
It was almost being liked rocked to sleep.
I learned a lot about my yoga practice during my first SUP yoga experience. Mainly, that SUP yoga is harder than it looks!
My normal muscling through a pose didn't work so well here. I had to find a fluid softness to keep myself upright.
I also found that I focused much more intently during each pose here. I always thought that I stayed present during regular classes...but clearly not as much as I had to on the board, trying to stay dry.
My breath and gaze worked together well, in a way I hadn't experienced on land. Here on the board it was possible for everything else to drift away. Leaving just me and my breath.
I can't wait for my next chance for SUP yoga! If you get up to Lake Tahoe, check out LakeTahoeYoga.com. I had a great experience with their instructor, Jenay.