“Whether any surfer wants to admit it or not, I think we’ve all had moments like looking at nice waves coming through the lineup maybe, only for a moment, feeling that we are in the presence of something holy. There is a spiritual-ness when you actually get in harmony with something as natural as the waves and the ocean, and yeah, it is definitely a religious experience." -Gerry Lopez
Surfing has upped it's game. In the past we paddled out in the hopes that enough time in the water would make us a great wave rider, but now pros and amateurs alike are searching for ways to complement their surfing on land - from specific fitness regimes to diet and mindfulness. Legends such as Kelly Slater, Carissa Moore and Gerry Lopez admit to the practice of yoga behind their surfing success. There's a hype for yoga among surfers, as they realise the benefits and how it can greatly complement their technique and psyche in the water.
Yoga is a multifaceted practice that includes breath work, movement, stillness and so much more. As you dive deeper into yoga, you'll find that the core principles are similar to surfing...