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YOGA, IROCKER STYLE Burn the Excess Calories, Get In Better Shape and Have Some Fun

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What better way to burn off the holiday calories than with a nice, long yoga session, iRocker style? In this second installment of our SUP yoga series you’ll put your flexibility and balance to the test. If you haven’t mastered the first three positions, check out part one of this blog and we’ll walk you through some simple, basic yoga poses to help you get started.

 

Crow Pose

 

This pose is also known as Bakasana in Sanskrit. To master this pose, start by placing the palms of your hands on the traction pad of your iRocker.  Bring your elbows into your inner thighs and lift your feet off your iSUP while slowly pushing forward.

 

If you need some help getting your body into a crow pose, start on solid ground with a block elevating your feet. You may also want to try starting the position with your feet a few inches off the ground, as this will propel your body weight forward and onto your hands.

 

IRocker body enhancement identification; Muscle groups strengthened: legs, abs, shoulders

 

Headstand

 

The Sirsasana is no walk in the park (especially when you’re trying to float!), so it may take you a few tries to master this pose on youriSUP. Perfecting a headstand position on your inflatable stand up paddle board will give you a whole new view of your environment. The ripples in the water will seem larger and the flipped coastline will make you see things you hadn’t previously.

 

Starting your sirsasana on the shore will give you enough practice to carry over onto your iRocker, or else you may quickly find yourself swimming around your iSUP instead of balancing on it.

 

Muscles you’ll be working: arms, legs, back

 

Full Wheel

 

To the yoga community this position is known as Urdhva Dhanurasana, but you probably know it as a back bend. Through the lengthening of your spine this pose is great for relieving some tension. As a plus, most of the pros say the full wheel is a great way to give you a little energy boost when you’re feeling down. Whether it’s the yoga pose or being out on the water with your inflatable paddle board, you’re guaranteed to leave your yoga session in a relaxed state of mind.

 

Muscles you’ll be working: arms, abs, legs

 

Thread the Needle

 

After paddling for hours on your iSUP all morning, Sucirandhrasana is the perfect way to relieve sore shoulders and give you a nice stretch. Begin this position on your hands and knees, then slide your right arm between left arm and left knee until your shoulder rests comfortably on the iSUP traction pad. Hold this pose for about five seconds, then repeat on your opposite side.

 

The weight distribution of this pose is fairly uneven so be patient with yourself and your body when attempting thread the needle on your iSUP.

 

Muscles you’ll be working: neck, arms, shoulders

 

The team at iRocker is always looking for ways to help our customers stay fit and ready to ride. Running through our two part yoga series is one of the best ways to fully take advantage of your inflatable stand up paddle board. The enhanced stability of an iRocker and its great traction pad makes it the perfect board for practicing yoga. Breathe in, breathe out and take in your beautiful surroundings. We can’t think of anything better than strengthening your body and mind while out on the beautiful water.

 

How about you sharing some poses with us. Please use the area below to respond and share with all the readers about some cool positions you have found and were able to perform on your iSUP.

 

Come back again next week for more iRocker Stand Up Paddle Board ideas…

 

What better way to burn off the holiday calories than with a nice, long yoga session, iRocker style? In this second installment of our SUP yoga series you’ll put your flexibility and balance to the test. If you haven’t mastered the first three positions, check out part one of this blog and we’ll walk you through some simple, basic yoga poses to help you get started.

 

Crow Pose

 

This pose is also known as Bakasana in Sanskrit. To master this pose, start by placing the palms of your hands on the traction pad of your iRocker.  Bring your elbows into your inner thighs and lift your feet off your iSUP while slowly pushing forward.

 

If you need some help getting your body into a crow pose, start on solid ground with a block elevating your feet. You may also want to try starting the position with your feet a few inches off the ground, as this will propel your body weight forward and onto your hands.

 

IRocker body enhancement identification; Muscle groups strengthened: legs, abs, shoulders

 

Headstand

 

The Sirsasana is no walk in the park (especially when you’re trying to float!), so it may take you a few tries to master this pose on youriSUP. Perfecting a headstand position on your inflatable stand up paddle board will give you a whole new view of your environment. The ripples in the water will seem larger and the flipped coastline will make you see things you hadn’t previously.

 

Starting your sirsasana on the shore will give you enough practice to carry over onto your iRocker, or else you may quickly find yourself swimming around your iSUP instead of balancing on it.

 

Muscles you’ll be working: arms, legs, back

 

Full Wheel

 

To the yoga community this position is known as Urdhva Dhanurasana, but you probably know it as a back bend. Through the lengthening of your spine this pose is great for relieving some tension. As a plus, most of the pros say the full wheel is a great way to give you a little energy boost when you’re feeling down. Whether it’s the yoga pose or being out on the water with your inflatable paddle board, you’re guaranteed to leave your yoga session in a relaxed state of mind.

 

Muscles you’ll be working: arms, abs, legs

 

Thread the Needle

 

After paddling for hours on your iSUP all morning, Sucirandhrasana is the perfect way to relieve sore shoulders and give you a nice stretch. Begin this position on your hands and knees, then slide your right arm between left arm and left knee until your shoulder rests comfortably on the iSUP traction pad. Hold this pose for about five seconds, then repeat on your opposite side.

 

The weight distribution of this pose is fairly uneven so be patient with yourself and your body when attempting thread the needle on your iSUP.

 

Muscles you’ll be working: neck, arms, shoulders

 

The team at iRocker is always looking for ways to help our customers stay fit and ready to ride. Running through our two part yoga series is one of the best ways to fully take advantage of your inflatable stand up paddle board. The enhanced stability of an iRocker and its great traction pad makes it the perfect board for practicing yoga. Breathe in, breathe out and take in your beautiful surroundings. We can’t think of anything better than strengthening your body and mind while out on the beautiful water.

 

How about you sharing some poses with us. Please use the area below to respond and share with all the readers about some cool positions you have found and were able to perform on your iSUP.

 

Come back again next week for more iRocker Stand Up Paddle Board ideas…

 

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