www.basedtraveler.com/SUP Yoga at Sunscape: You Think you Know, but you Have no Idea!
By Emily Stuart (www.basedtraveler.com)
Deep Focus and Connection SUP elevates traditional yoga practices by challenging your balance and focus. It makes even the most simple poses and paddling completely fresh. The deepest parts of your body and soul work in overtime to keep yourself and your mind on the board. In normal yoga practice and SUP session, you can depend on the use of your larger muscle groups to move you within and between poses. During a SUP Yoga session your body is forced to use the smaller muscles that improve your alignment. Usually that’s the muscles inside muscles, like your interior abs, which are the true source of balance. Funnily enough, the interior muscles are also closest to hearts, brains, and chakras! Maybe this is the reason why so many yogis find new connections with their practices after SUP…
First Time Fun Many first-time SUP-ers are also first-time Yogis. A lot of people who are disinclined to try yoga because it’s a “hippie” thing are willing to try SUP. Great! SUP combines two sports into one, meaning that people can explore either one (SUP or yoga) in a new way. Plus, the class is naturally less twisty intimidating than a normal yoga class. Since the very basic yoga poses are practiced, first-time yogis don’t have to be worried about finding themselves tied in knots. First-time SUP-ers and yogis like that SUP Yoga is basically 100% immersion in a new sport. By the time our session is over, most first-time SUP Yogis feel like seasoned veterans!The Best Part One of the most unique things about SUP yoga is Sivasana, the final pose. This is a “resting posture” where yogis simply lay on the board, fingers and toes in the water, with the sun on their face and a loose, happy body. During Sivasana it’s simply you, the board, and the bright blue water. It’s one of the most magically relaxing ways to meditate. After a challenging SUP Yoga session, your body simply dissolves into the water… Surrounded by friends, tunes, and sun, there’s no better time to try SUP Yoga than at the Sunscape Festival. For more information on SUP Yoga in and around Malta, find SUP Yoga & Fitness, Malta
ABOUT SUNSCAPE 2016 Experience three days and nights of partying and performance at Europe’s most-intimate island festival on the beach. A beautiful fusion of musical genres, art in all its forms and eclectic, exotic lifestyle activities to nourish the body, mind and soul. Much more than simply a music festival, Sunscape festival-goers can experience collaborative art installations, various forms of yoga (including surfboard yoga), slacklining transformational workshops, massage and much, much more. With Weekend Tickets starting from just €45!! Sunscape will feature 60 acts, 10 international artists and three label showcases across 3 stages over the weekend of 22-24 July. Buy Tickets here