Should kiteboarders practice Yoga?
We all know that kiteboarding requires a high level of focus, alertness, and synchronicity in your movements. To become excellent in kite wave riding or freestyle, hours of training are required and yoga is a perfect complementary exercise through which you can develop flexibility and strength. Additionally Yoga will help your mind and body which overall will add up to having you well-prepared for kitesurfing.
Yoga has slowly begun entering the world of kitesurfing. Traditional yoga asanas (postures) have adapted for kitesurfers training and fitness requirements. Which makes it a great way to complete physical exercise and to avoid injuries.
Yoga routines generally should be done before your sessions to boost energy, stability, endurance, confidence, performance, and focus. Though it will also help you recover from each session so it should be done also afterwards.
Have you integrated some form of Yoga into your kiteboarding lifestyle? What other supplementary exercises and activities have you found to help your kiteboarding?
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