Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Trikonasana / Triangle Pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Trikonasana / Triangle Pose
Trikonasana / Triangle Pose

Standing Yoga poses on a Paddleboard are always more challenging because of the body’s gravity pull towards the water and the unstable surface of the board. Start by positioning the front foot with the toes facing the nose of the board and the back foot at 90 degrees. Feet are equal distance each side of the handle or center of…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Anjaneyasana / Low Lunge
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Anjaneyasana / Low Lunge
Anjaneyasana / Low Lunge

Lunges are great to try on a paddleboard as they are relatively easy to get into, but remain quite challenging for both body and mind. Here in this low lunge, the knee is down on the board providing a stable base. The front knee is bent at 90 degrees. The eye gaze is forward gazing at a fixed point of…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Marichyasana / Sage Pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Marichyasana / Sage Pose
Marichyasana / Sage Pose

This spinal twist is ideal for beginners new to SUP Yoga as it is low to gravity and there’s not much chance of falling off the board. Position yourself over the handle or center of the board bending one knee and aligning the foot with the hip. With the hand or fingertips on the board for support behind you, twist…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner

This seated pose has low gravity therefore is stable on a Stand Up Paddelboard making it accessible to all levels. To achieve this pose, ensure you are seated directly over the handle in the middle of the board. Extend the legs out straight pushing through your heals engaging the quad muscles. Sit up straight with a long spine, extending the…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
Introduction to Board Selection

Given the ever, “exponentially expanding” variety of products available on the current market (the list seems to be growing, almost on a fortnightly basis) you'd be forgiven for being confused when it comes to choosing your first board. Disciplines range from yoga, long board vs. short board surfing, touring, flat water, open water race, downwinder, river, foil and group SUP…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner

This luscious hip opener is perfect for beginners as its low gravity on the board and very stable. Start by straddling the board positioning yourself over the centre of the board, generally where the handle is located. Slowly extend your arms forward walking your fingertips towards the nose of the board. Your hip flexibility will determine how deep you can…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced
Sirsasana - Headstand - Advanced

For those who love a challenge and don’t mind getting wet! Not recommended for those who have head, neck and shoulder problems or those who have high blood pressure or are pregnant. This pose requires a lot of practice, good balance and strength. The key to nailing a SUP yoga headstand is to have a strong foundation, to take it…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Adho Mukha Svanasana Variation -Three-Legged Downward Facing Dog
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Adho Mukha Svanasana Variation -Three-Legged Downward Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana Variation -Three-Legged Downward Facing Dog

A little more challenging than the regular downward facing dog, this pose requires core strength, flexibility and courage! Start in downward facing dog with your navel positioned over the centre of the board (over the handle). Spread the hands on the board to cover as much board surface area to ensure a strong foundation. Slowly lift one leg, keep the…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bakasana - Crow Pose - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bakasana - Crow Pose - Advanced
Bakasana - Crow Pose - Advanced

Not for the faint hearted! Make sure you only try this pose if you are competent with it on land because, on water, it’s definitely more challenging! The positioning of the hands is key to having a strong, stable foundation. Hands are placed parallel evenly on each side of the handle on the centre of the board. The best tips…