If you enjoy yoga and being out on the water you will love stand-up paddleboard yoga.
You will of course need a paddleboard and paddle — look for a wider board which will help you with your balance. You will also want to look for calm and protected water, and make sure you have a willingness to get wet (yes you will probably fall in).
SUP Yoga is far more challenging than regular yoga on your mat, because your board is unstable and sensitive to even the slightest movement.
Paddling out to your chosen spot is the perfect warm up your body before you begin. I recommend spending your first few minutes seated comfortably with your legs crossed in Sukasana, focusing on your breath and drawing in the smells and sounds of nature.
From there it's ideal to start with a few seated stretches, before going into your first Downward Dog. Make each movement slow and purposeful as you transition from pose to pose. You will find through plenty of trial and error that the standing and balancing poses become your greatest challenge.
Prepare to be thrilled, challenged and quickly become addicted. And please, don't forget your sunblock!
With warmer weather on the horizon, here are five great reasons to think about taking your yoga practice off the mat and onto a paddleboard: