I think I have been in the yoga festival every year now. I'm not quite sure though, I might be mistaken, but I think so. How many times has it taken place? Four? Five? I did a radio interview together with Merit Raju and it was discussed there but I have emptied my mind with yoga many times after the interview, so I really don't know. :)
Anyway, it was fun. Thank you Merit, thank you JAGASPACE, and especially thank you all who participated. We had a big group, even if the "main act" was having his own class at the same time as we were doing ours. Thank you, thank you, thank you...
I was testing the live streaming on youtube while doing my practice. Here is the video:
Like some of you might have noticed, I skipped a couple of poses. This was a short form version of my intermediate series practice. More videos coming soon.
SUP yoga? What's that?
Like you already hopefully know, my approach to yoga is very simple. It's a tool and we shouldn't (in my opinion) take it too seriously. It can change your life, like it did mine, but still it's just a tool. It's not the end goal. Yoga is not just gymnastics, it's a deep internal practice and through a regular practice your body, mind and the whole nervous system will be affected quite strongly. It can even lead you to places that you didn't really expect. Who am I? Where am I? These are questions that might start to come up.
I don't have the answers to those questions. It seems that the more you practice, the more questions come up. :) So what to do? Patience. Eventually we will know. Maybe the unknown is the whole point of this life? If we knew the whole truth, what is there left to do.
So what does this intro has to do with SUP yoga? Nothing really. :D I just started writing and this is where we ended up. Maybe I wanted to say that even though yoga is a powerful practice, it shouldn't be taken too seriously and we can even have fun with it. That is SUP yoga. It's not a serious yoga practice, it's a fun yoga activity, done on a stand up paddle board (SUP). It's like a surf board but bigger and we practice yoga on it. This, in addition to the super fun SUP polo, is what I'm doing in Männiku Wake Park this summer. I'm developing a SUP yoga concept and eventually (in the fall) we will also train instructors here in Estonia and abroad. Check out these videos below and come and try out the classes with me in Männiku. More information through our FB page, click here. (while you are there, like the page :).
Here is a video about the handstand on a SUP board.