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How Yoga Helps Recover Your Body


Hello Surf Tribe! Riding those waves is exhilarating, but let’s talk about what happens after. Ever thought about post-surf yoga?  It’s like a secret weapon for your muscles. We’ll break down how yoga helps your surf-recovery game and share some simple poses to get you feeling awesome again.


How Yoga Helps Surfer Recovery:

Surfing is a full-body workout, and sometimes our muscles need a little TLC (Tender Loving Care). That’s where yoga comes in. Yoga helps muscle recovery by enhancing blood circulation. It boosts blood flow, sending more oxygen to your tired muscles. The stretching in yoga acts like a soothing massage, easing muscle soreness. Additionally, these movements contribute to improved joint health by enhancing flexibility and reducing stiffness. So, adding a bit of yoga to your post-surf routine is like giving your body the care it needs for another awesome surf session. Think of it as a reset button for your body and mind.


Now, let’s discover some of the essential post surf-yoga poses together! 


  1. Child’s Pose – The Surfer’s Reset:

Start by kneeling, then sit back on your heels, arms stretched forward, and forehead resting on the mat. This pose helps release tension in your lower back and shoulders, giving your spine a chance to relax.

  1. Downward Dog – The Wave Rider’s Stretch:

Lift your hips up, straighten your arms and legs – voilà!, you’re in Downward Dog! Pedal your feet a bit to stretch your calves and hamstrings. This pose lengthens your spine and mimics the feeling of riding down the face of a wave.

  1. Seated Forward Bend – Thank Your Sea Legs:

Sit with your legs stretched out, reach for your toes, and feel the stretch along your back and hamstrings. It’s like a grateful nod to your legs for all that paddling.

  1. Legs Up the Wall – Surf-Weary Legs Rejuvenation:

Scoot your hips close to a wall and swing your legs up. Let gravity do its work as you stretch out. This pose gives your legs a well-deserved break, allowing them to rest. It helps alleviate muscle fatigue, reduces swelling, and enhances blood circulation, contributing to a feeling of relaxation.

So, here it is! These simple post-surf yoga poses can make a big difference in how quickly you recover, allowing you to relax and recharge for what’s next, without carrying the tiredness from your surf sessions. Take a few minutes to stretch and take deep breaths – your muscles will appreciate it. At Surf and Friends, we understand the importance of this. That’s why post-yoga sessions are a consistent part of our surf camp routine, making sure you’re ready and energized for another fantastic day of surfing. Embrace the recovery, savor the benefits, and get ready for more surf adventures!

At Surf and Friends, we go beyond surfing by seamlessly integrating daily yoga sessions. Our carefully chosen yoga poses enhance surfers’ skills, focusing on balance, flexibility, and strength. Join us for a comprehensive surf and yoga program designed to elevate your overall experience, fostering a harmonious and fulfilling journey at our camp.