Yoga on standup paddleboard video

I have been fascinated with trying yoga on a standup paddleboard, and the wind and weather has finally been cooperating -( too windy means beginners like me can wobble a bit, or worse)

so here's the scoop - first day, Amy  Hotchkiss from standup and paddle cape cod takes me for a lesson at Wequaquet lake in centerville.  beautiful morning, a bit breezy, but calm on the edges of the lake. Amy is a standup paddle master, so she gets me to stand up after a bit of resistance from me. I get courage, and feel so very cool - I feel like I am somewhere in Italy, paddling down some channel to my favorite restaurant. wake up and paddle! Amy suggests we cross the lake. WHAT????!!! Its a big lake. It wasn't graceful. Ok, I didn't fall off. no yoga yet, no way am I even trying anything but standing up. My shouders felt it the next day though.

Next time we go in at west bay in osterville - paddling down eel river - so beautiful! the birds and the fish don't seem to be bothered by us at all so we get to see some excellent sights - osprey diving for fish close by, great blue heron, and other cool critters. Sunday morning we paddle west bay again - different adventure, all beautiful!

next day, Melissa Jansen gives us a lesson in yoga on the paddleboards. Before she even begins, my first yoga move is sliding off my board knee deep into low tide mud. I decide to take the video - they are all so graceful, but you can see how challenging it can be - Tracy demonstrates the flying parsvakonasana at the end of my short video.  for now, I will be practicing breathing on a paddleboard, get to the yoga a little later. d. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on