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Here is an excerpt from their blog post "Yoga for Surfers", which was shot at the Vuori Flagship.
Whether you’re an expert surfer or just getting your feet wet in the surf, yoga is one of the best ways to keep your body loose and agile for the waves.
Surfing does wondrous things to the body and mind, but it can also come with tightening and pressure on the back, shoulders, and hips. “My back and neck always feel great after surfing,” said no surfer, ever.
This Yoga For Surfers sequence will take you through 21 yoga poses that focus on lengthening and releasing pressure in the spine, stretching all those surfing muscles, and opening the chest, shoulders, and hips.
We worked with one of our favorite yoga teachers back home to create a sequence of yoga poses specifically for surfers. Julia Sparkman has been teaching yoga for the better part of the past five years and last summer, she tried surfing for the first time… She describes learning how to surf as “a very humbling experience.” (Yep, been there!)
Right away, Julia realized that swimming in the ocean and being on a surfboard required her to use muscles she didn’t use on a regular basis. At the studio, Julia told me that yoga was saving her from surfing soreness and it was keeping her limber. Wunderbar! A Yoga For Surfers collaboration was born! Below, Julia shares a pre- and post-surf yoga flow that will take your surfing stretches to a new level. Watch and follow along with the video below