Wings Foils SUP Surf SUP Yoga Technique

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced

Unleash your inner mermaid with this beautiful mermaid pose. This more advanced pose, is for Yogis who like a challenge. From pigeon pose, bend the back knee and cradle the toes into the crease of the elbow. Making sure you are positioned in the middle of the board with the bottom foot pushing down firmly and ground the hip onto the…

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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…

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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 - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate

This pose opens the back, shoulders and chest. Make sure you position the lower back over the handle so you are central on the board. The modified version of this pose is with the knees bent and feet firmly on the board hip distance apart. The arms are bent at 90 degrees with the forearm is flat on the board…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner
Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner

This is a good pose for beginners as it is low to gravity and a relatively stable SUP Yoga pose. It’s perfect for building shoulder, arm and core strength. For those still building up strength, try a modified version by dropping your knees on the board for more support. In either version, it’s important to have a long spine, to…

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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…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Sukhasana -Easy Pose - Beginner
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Sukhasana -Easy Pose - Beginner
Sukhasana -Easy Pose - Beginner

A great pose that stretches the knees, ankles and opens the hips. It also focuses on lengthening the back muscles and spine.  Usually, this pose is done at the beginning of a SUP Yoga practice, Sukhasana helps to still the body and mind in preparation for other more challenging poses. It instils a sense of tranquillity and a feeling of…

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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…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced

This pose belongs in the category of back extensions, which focuses on bringing the spine into an extension/arch. There are a few modifications to make this pose accessible to all levels. Firstly kneel on the board ensuring your knees are hip distance apart on either side of the handle/middle as this is the widest and most stable part of the…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate

Great pose to strengthen the entire body and increase stamina. Feet should be placed hip distance apart either side of the handle on the centre of the board. Feet and knees are parallel and so are the arms. Make sure you don’t overarch the back by tucking the tailbone under and draw the ribs under. The best tip for increasing…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate

A dynamic and challenging arm balance which builds strength, endurance and a very strong core! This pose aims to give you a sense of feeling long from the top of the head right down to the feet. Press into the heel of the hand, spreading the fingers widely to ensure a steady foundation. The sternum lifts, the hips are neutral,…

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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 - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our to Wave Riding! In part one Bryn James talked you through the fundamentals to learn before you hit the water. There is a lot of safety, awareness of other water users and many other factors to consider before you first get wet. If you've not read Part 1 yet CLICK HERE to get the…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced

This pose belongs in the category of back extensions, which focuses on bringing the spine into an extension/arch. There are a few modifications to make this pose accessible to all levels. Firstly kneel on the board ensuring your knees are hip distance apart on either side of the handle/middle as this is the widest and most stable part of the…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate
Utkatasana - Chair Pose - Intermediate

Great pose to strengthen the entire body and increase stamina. Feet should be placed hip distance apart either side of the handle on the centre of the board. Feet and knees are parallel and so are the arms. Make sure you don’t overarch the back by tucking the tailbone under and draw the ribs under. The best tip for increasing…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate

A dynamic and challenging arm balance which builds strength, endurance and a very strong core! This pose aims to give you a sense of feeling long from the top of the head right down to the feet. Press into the heel of the hand, spreading the fingers widely to ensure a steady foundation. The sternum lifts, the hips are neutral,…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1
Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1

An to Long Boards, Shortboards and Wave Riding SUP’s Venturing into the surf from flat-water paddling for the very first time, albeit exciting - can be both daunting and dangerous, for yourself as well as other water users. Especially if you have no idea what you are doing with no preliminary background understanding of waves, currents, tides and differing breaks.…