TEMPE – Sometimes going to the gym can get boring, but here’s a way to exercise these same a better backdrop than mirrors.
Stand up paddleboard yoga instructor Nataly Cardona has taught students for three years how to increase muscle strength and tone on the water.
“I thought that it looked super cool and immediately got into the sport,” said Cardona.
Nataly teaches paddleboard yoga at Tempe Beach Park.
Doing yoga on the water gives a deeper core workout.
“On a paddleboard, you have this vast change in scenery and offer up that core workout”, said Cardona.
Although the worst-case scenario is falling into Tempe Town Lake, there are still people out there that don’t want to take the plunge into the H-2-0.
“It seems very intimidating, the boards that we stand up (for) paddleboard yoga on are very wide and thick”, said Cardona.
Once the basics are covered with the correct stance, it’s time to have fun.
Some of the standing yoga postures including sun salutations, lunges, and downward-facing dog.
“It’s so peaceful, you usually go to these awesome places to do it,” said Cardona.