As well as yoga, Sarah at Tamraght Yoga Studio also teaches Yamuna Body Rolling.
Yamuna Body Rolling uses different sized, inflatable balls to realign and create space within your body. Using your body weight, the Yamuna balls apply pressure to different parts of your body to release stress and ease pain, starting first with your bones and then continuing onto your muscles and tendons.
At Azrac Surf we believe that yoga and surfing are married together in one crazy, body-positive union and after a long day of battling the surf, nothing beats a good stretch and unwind with yoga.
Here we outline, with the help of our lovely yoga guru Sarah, what poses are really good for a post-surf recoup.
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“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...