Yoga on the Beach


Yoga on the Beach

60 minute Yoga class on the beach in front of The Boardwalk, Suitable for all levels – Beginners Welcome!

Don’t forget to bring your mat – The class costs 10€ and 1€ is donated to Positively Pink Cancer Charity. Plus Coffee or tea in The Boardwalk after class.

Outdoor yoga has many additional benefits that you just can’t get inside a studio, and the beach is the ideal place to get the most out of your poses.

Below we’ve assembled the top five reasons you’ll get the best (and most relaxing) workout ever when your namaste hits the sand.

 

1. Hello, Killer Body

You might be able to hold that tree pose for days inside the studio, but the flat, hard floor might not be challenging you like you think.When you do yoga in the sand, your body has to work a whole lot harder.

This is because sand isn’t a stable surface–it moves and shifts underneath you, and you constantly need to make small adjustments to maintain each pose. This causes you to use more of the muscles in your legs, feet, core, and arms, including many muscles that you might not normally use.

The result? A more intense, full-body workout…and a killer beach body!

2. Balance it All

Along with building muscle, sand can also greatly improve your overall balance.

This is, again, because of the uneven and ever-changing nature of the surface itself. Once you get the hang of it though, you might find the sand a better means of support for your body, since you can learn to contour it to your movements. Over time, you’ll be really digging into those balance poses and finding a stability you didn’t know you had.

And, because it’s also a much softer and more shock-absorbent surface than a wooden or cement floor, sand can be gentler on your knees and joints–major bonus.

3. Clear Mind, Clear Heart

You go to the beach to relax and you do yoga to relax, so it seems like a no-brainer to unite the two, no?

The warmth of the sand, sound of the waves, smell of the ocean, and the gentleness of the wind can all help bring you to a calmer, more peaceful place.

Plan to go early in the morning or around sunset when there are less people around, so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility while you practice your moves.

4. Breathe it In

One of the most important aspects of yoga is remembering to just breathe. This helps give your muscles the oxygen they need to be at their best, and it helps channel your inner calm.

When you combine the practice of breathing more deeply and fully with the crisp, fresh air at the beach, you’ll be cleaning out your lungs, bringing more oxygen to your body, and improving your overall energy.

Not bad for a day’s work.

5. Sun Salutations

It’s a fact that most people don’t get enough vitamin D, a deficiency which could lead to health problems over time. The good news is that your body produces vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight–another perfect excuse to hit the beach for some yoga!

Just don’t forget about your SPF. It’s important to get sunlight, but even downward dog will not be comfortable if you’re nursing a burn.

Contact +34 952 864 736 or email media@theboardwalkmarbella.com for more information or to reserve your place.