Hy guys, I found the perfect combination for body – mind! By combining kitesurfing and yoga I am always physically and mentally fit
Kitesurf is a super complete sport, here we show you a list of the 8 Benefits of Kitesurfing, that you can acquire:
Combine aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise that will help you stay in shape.
Kiteboarding will help you improve coordination and balance.
Strengthens your immune system.
Improve your problem solving and decision-making skills.
It allows you to be in contact with nature, learn to respect the environment and you get to know many beautiful places (Costa Rica is one of them !!)
Adrenaline allows you to get rid of the stress you have.
You will meet people with the same interests and tastes
Finally, one of the best benefits of kitesurfing is the feeling of flying!
By the other hand, there are so many benefits that yoga brings on a physical, mental and emotional level, that it is said that its habitual practice can change our lives. It is enough to spend ten minutes a day before going to bed to improve our sleep habits. In addition, as we practice for a longer time, we will reach a deep state of wellbeing and begin to notice the benefits that will serve as a stimulus to keep moving forward. Little by little, we will begin to be more aware not only of the body and the mind but of their needs, which will help us to understand what are the asanas (postures) that come to us better in each moment. Practicing yoga regularly is an excellent way to relieve the stress and tensions that we accumulate and that take their toll on both the physical and mental levels. Today we will focus on the physical benefits we can achieve: Improves breathing Yoga teaches breathing correctly. The breathing is known as abdominal or diaphragmatic, which in the inspiration begins in the abdomen to continue in the intercostal area and end in the clavicle, and in the expiration follows the path in reverse, increases the oxygenation of the cells. The asanas, combined with adequate breathing, improve blood circulation, which positively affects the brain, vital organs, and extremities. Breathing deeply and at a leisurely pace balances the nervous system slows the heart rate and relaxes the muscles. Strengthens the immune system Yoga helps reduce the level of cortisol, (the hormone related to stress); It is demonstrated that high levels of cortisol can cause mood swings, weight gain, high blood pressure, and sleep and digestive problems, among others. In addition, high levels of cortisol in the blood cause changes in the immune system. By directly influencing this hormone, the practice of yoga increases our resistance to diseases and infections. Increase flexibility One of the first positive changes that are perceived when starting to practice yoga is the increase in flexibility, very important because, among other things, it helps to avoid injuries. It is likely that at first, the body is rigid, which is perceived more clearly in the twists, but, with perseverance, these positions are the best allies to increase flexibility. It is also important to increase little by little the time in which the asanas are kept. It is essential to take care of the diet, which should be rich in minerals such as sulfur and magnesium and in Omega 3 fats.
Where can we combine these to activities?
First try to find a quiet place like Kalpitiya in Sri Lanka, where you have the good wind to practice kitesurfing and a very relaxed place to practice yoga. There are some kitesurfing schools in Kalpitiya who combine 100% these 2 activities. After being all day long kitesurfing in the water, these kite schools offer very interesting yoga sessions. I honestly think that kitesurfing in Sri Lanka + yoga sessions in Kalpitiya will definitely help you to feel more healthy physically and mentally