Yoga for Surfers with Peggy Hall #1
What exactly is yoga and how does it help with surfing?
First, yoga works on the physical level to improve your strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. That means you'll be able to surf longer, with more energy and endurance. No more cutting a session short because of fatigue or aches and pains. Yoga actually helps you replenish energy.
Second, yoga works on the mental level to help you develop focus and concentration, absolutely essential for performing well on the waves. You'll learn to tune out distractions -- even in a crowded lineup -- and enjoy your own special relationship with the ocean.
Third, yoga works on an emotional level to help you stay calm and relaxed, focused and free -- even in the most demanding situations! That means you can paddle through that clean-up set and face heavy surf feeling calm and confident. You'll survive any wipeouts much more easily.
Finally, yoga works on a spiritual level to help you deepen your connection to nature! As surfers, we thrive on the energy of the ocean. We feel totally alive when we experience the thrill of being one with creation. Yoga helps you remain present and aware so you deepen that experience.
A leading authority on mind-body wellness, Peggy Hall is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, nutritionist and weight and lifestyle management consultant.
An avid surfer, Peggy put her passions together and created the highly-acclaimed and best-selling Yoga for Surfers series, which has helped thousands of surfers worldwide surf better and live better.
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