Yoga and surf work well together; here our our top yoga poses to practice after a surf session.
At The Yoga Loft, our yoga and surf retreat options are among our most popular for individual and group retreats. Both activities use and challenge the whole body while complimenting each other.
When surfing you are using numerous muscles. While paddling out, you use your triceps, biceps, deltoids, trapezius, abdominals, obliques and latissimus dorsi. During pop-up, you use your pectoralis, deltoids, triceps, quadriceps, glutes and gastrocnemius muscles. While surfing across waves you use your hips.
After any surf session, a yoga practice might be in order. A Yin or restorative yoga style practice will really help loosen the muscles you have used during surfing.
Here are six yoga poses that will help focus on those specific muscles used while surfing: