'Sup With SUP Yoga?

"Breathe in, breathe out. And no scare fish."—Mr. Miyagi

If Jesus could walk on water, then what's stopping you from busting out a downward dog? Sure, it may sound silly or frivolous at first, but SUP yoga is catching on.

From Washington State to California to Utah, Texas, Florida, New York, Michigan ? yogis are now chanting their ohms and practicing their sun salutations on oceans, bays, lakes—people are even doing?paddleboard yoga?in pools.?

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Think it's just another trendy fad? What's the point, you ask?

Remember when Daniel-san practices the Crane and other such Karate moves in the canoe as Mr. Miyagi fishes?

Well there was a reason for that. Balancing on a floating object takes intense focus, centering and core strength. It forces you to flow into and hold your poses correctly and in a controlled way?because if you don't, you're all wet.

And aside from form, it's a way for people to reconnect with nature, get out and breathe fresh air, feel sunshine, fresh- or saltwater on their skin and enjoy the scenery.

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About the Author

Christina Scannapiego

Christina Scannapiego is the Outdoors editor for Active.com. She?loves yoga?and is fanatical about getting her?endorphins pumping outside.

Christina Scannapiego is the Outdoors editor for Active.com. She?loves yoga?and is fanatical about getting her?endorphins pumping outside.

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