Can I hear a “what, what!?” That’s right Peggy Hall is back with Yoga for Surfers 3 -Unleashed! If it’s been a while between surfs or you’re looking for a new pre-surf stretch, check out this 3 minute video.
If you need to get off the couch, think – if Peggy can, I can.
The lovely Peggy Hall is back with her usual bright outfits and perky haircuts to give you Yoga for Surfers 2 – Fluid Motion! If you’ve been following our yoga posts, we hope you are already feeling limber and flexible! If you’ve read them but haven’t had the chance to give it a go, get motivated!
This video has some awesome moves and is less than 4 minutes, so get your yoga on!
Keeping surf fit is tough, especially when working and being away from the ocean. They say nothing keeps you fit like getting out there. But we think surf yoga is a pretty good way to stay in shape when you can’t go for a paddle.
Check out old mate Peggy’s Yoga for Surfers. It takes less than 5 minutes! Use it as a pre-surf stretch or as a part of your daily routine.
After a surf I find that my back gets quite stiff and sore. I like to do some stretches before and after just to limber up and make sure I feel less like an old maid in the water! 🙂
This is a great back stretch video I found from veteran surf yoga instructor Peggy Hall. As an added bonus, she’s wearing some super bright yoga gear.
These stretches will ease that tight spine in no time! 🙂
National Geographic has created an education program to raise awareness about the ocean and it invites surfers and surf schools to get involved.
Working at National Geographic has always been my dream job. The stories that National Geographic tells are about the earth, history and the ocean. These stories might not make the evening news but they are fascinating, important and impact each and every one of us.
Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic
The National Geographic Ocean Education Program aims to engage and collaborate with the marine recreation community (us) with the goal of raising public awareness about ocean conservation and inspiring people to help protect the vital natural resources that the ocean provides.
Photograph by Sebastian Meckelmann
The Ocean Initiative is a great way to get involved. If you are interested in running a program perhaps with a school group or at your local surf club, there is a whole Tool Kit available on the site including some great planning material.
If you are a Pinterest or Tumblr fan, you’ve probably come across Fitspiration before. Pictures of toned young ladies with quotes like
“Work Hard or Go Home”
photoshopped across the background.
I won’t lie, I love looking at Fitspiration. The women have incredible bodies and they do inspire me occasionally. But more often than not, I sit there for hours reading inspirational quotes and looking at incredibly fit women, instead of actually getting up and exercising.
Me. On Pinterest.
I’m sure you’ll agree this is pretty counter productive. So I came up with a quote to make myself get off the couch and do something instead of searching images to inspire me.
“If I worked out as much as I trawled facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. I’d be pretty freaken fit”.
I’m no gym junkie but I like exercising because it makes me feel good and helps me deal with stress. The challenge in this day and age is doing it healthy.
I find that looking at ‘Fitspiration’ often makes me feel unacomplished. Where as actually getting up and doing exercise even if it’s for 5 minutes, makes me feel great.
(You said it sister!)
So if you’ve found yourself getting addicted to pinning fitspiration and are not actively inspiring yourself. Get up, turn of the computer and go for a walk. I bet you will feel 100x better that you would after an hour of searching for fitspiration.
Do you find Fitspiration inspiring?
Bit of health and wellness inspiration from our friends in the blog-o-sphere. You know these words are good for you!