Through my practice I've learnt that even in a static pose there is movement with each breath in an out, so no pose is completely still even though that's what we aim for in our mental state at least.
A yoga pose is always in flux, like yin and yang.
Trying to hold steady with the ripple of the water beneath you adds a whole new level to your yoga practice. The trick is to relax into the movement rather than try to counteract it. The latter is tiring, creates tension and will ultimately end in a dipping!
This is a useful lesson for us all in our yoga, in our sport and in day to day life. The more effort we put into fighting reality, the more we will suffer. In other words - soften and accept the wobble.
On a physical level the constant wobble really fires up the small postural muscles and core to keep you steady and on the board. I could certainly feel the additional workout with over an hour on the SUP. Therefore totally deserving of the sublime final relaxation gently rocking with the water flow, especially with your fingers trailing into the water.
I’d say I’m hooked! Looking forward to being able to practice SUP yoga some more and eventually bring it to Bristol for the yoga and surf community.