Hello dear readers, friends and family
Today I wanted to start my blog series about sports. Since a beautiful friend of mine, that lives is Cancún, started to give clases of this interesting watersports now in January, thought I start with some SUP inspiration.
If you are in Cancún or plan to do some vacation in Cancún, México, or you live in Cancún looking for a SUP teacher or team and want to try this watersport or you are already an expert and looking to meet other fans, I really really recomend my friend, he is a very nice and simpatetic guy. You can visit and contact him in his Facebook page and already see how wonderful pictures he is posting, they are amazing!!!
Facebook Link: Paddle Caribe Mexico-SUP/Amateur Sports Team
What is SUP Surfing?
Stand Up Paddling – means standing up move with a long bladed paddle on a SUP board.
The SUP board is specifically designed for this sport. Visually, it looks like a surf board in it much longer, wider, has a lot more lift and is extremely tip-resistant.
Stand Up Paddling is a combination of surfing, canoeing and fitness workout and connects them to an ideal manner.
Stand Up Paddling can be anywhere, for example, comfortably on a river or on the waves of the sea.
Origin of Stand Up Paddling
The History of SUP surfing goes way back up to the Polynesians, they paddled standing with their canoe on the open sea to fish there.
50 years ago the surfers time began and in Hawaii people started to spend surfing. They found that paddling is a good workout for muscles and mind.
Surf legends like Robby Naish, Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama Waterman discovered the SUP surfing 10 years ago new and made it popular worldwide.
SUP as a workout
Stand Up Paddling is very easy to learn, soothes and relaxes, strengthens the back, abdomen and upper body muscles and train your balance.
Stand Up Paddling is a very good all-round training. When paddling are especially shoulders and arms, triceps, strengthened. Due to the position on the board, a voltage is produced from ankle to neck muscles, also benefit for abdominal muscles.
The constant balancing of legs and core muscles are trained, so the SUP surfing is also recommended for back problems.
SUP is a joint-gentle sport that also loosens tense neck and shoulder muscles and stimulates circulation in the back.
It is particularly well suited in the context of prevention and therapy within the physiotherapy, because almost all muscle groups are gently raised and trained.
Thus, physical fitness is not only improved noticeably, even injuries can be treated specifically.
SUP is not strenuous than cycling, but brings a higher fitness effect and is absolutely harmless.
Photo Credit: Rachel Brathen
Yoga on the table
One of the most recent developments is the combination of surf rowing with yoga.
Yoga requires concentration, endurance and patience, and the table provides an extra dimension of balance.
The setting and placidity of water help you achieve the perfect mood for meditation and practice of this discipline.
“Enthusiasts say that SUP Yoga brings a new dimension to their workouts. It builds core strength more effectively than traditional yoga because you have to work the midsection more to stay in balance. Other key components are range of motion and balance. Since so much of yoga is focused on posture, it’s pretty easy to tell when your pose is not aligned properly on water, as your board slowly begins to list to one side. Participants also have the added advantage of being able to commune with nature, instead of a stifling hot gym or yoga studio. The sound of waves lapping at the board helps focus your mind, and provides a gentle rhythm for your breathing.” -Joshua Estrin
And people, I love love Yoga and I love love the Ocean… and this is one of the things I will try and learn in my life. I am so enthusiastic with SUP Yoga, it is two favorite things in one: Yoga and the Ocean. I love this life!
I hope you like this post and it also inspired you to try this amazing watersport… maybe even to visit beautiful Cancún México.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and also a wonderful start in this year 2015.
Hugs & Kisses