Tag Archives: paddleboard yoga
Posted on May 11th, 2015 by in Yoga

Inner Peace, Off the Ground: Yoga in the Air and on the Water

On a good day during my friend Dara’s cancer struggle, I took her to my favorite yoga class. Though she had some yoga background, it was on the advanced side, and I was concerned she might exhaust herself. When the teacher announced that we’d be practicing Forearm Stand—an inversion I’ve never been able to do […]

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Posted on June 11th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Regaining Balance

A Kripalu Yoga teacher and cancer survivor gets back on her paddleboard by Natalie Smith Waking up in the hospital, I couldn’t do anything for myself. Even breathing was a chore. I had just undergone a bilateral mastectomy to treat breast cancer, and I felt frustrated and powerless. Before my illness, I was a Kripalu […]

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Posted on June 4th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Yoga Making Waves: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Imagine being outdoors, stretching into Tree pose on a lovely summer day. Rooting down through your right leg, you lift and press your left foot against your inner thigh. Feeling secure, you slowly raise your arms above your head. As you gaze at the real trees in the distance, you become aware of a slight […]

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