Wailani’s means Heavenly Waters; the experience you get when you try Stand Up Paddle Boarding Yoga with Hang Zen. I will tell you that I’m not a stretching kind of person. I haven’t been able to touch my toes in, oh never. And there’s no way that I even came close to even attempting this pose.
But loving everything Hawai’i means that I’m going to jump on any chance to get on a board in Oklahoma. In addition to loving my time on the water, I was extremely impressed with how much the experience engaged my core and challenged me to quiet my mind, which anyone that knows me is a fete to be certain.
This guest post is about giving insight into what goes into having a SUP yoga business and hopefully inspiring you to try something different to keep your workout routine fresh and exciting ~ the true essence of having fun and living healthy.
The love of water, nature and yoga created what
is now known as HANG ZEN. by heather ezell
Hang Zen combines most of my passions all in one. I was already practicing and teaching yoga. Water feels like home. (It's likely that I'm part fish) And I truly love the outdoors. It's rare to find me contained inside. (Yes, even in less than ideal weather)
After discovering SUP (or stand up paddle board) on an adventure trip to Belize about 4 years ago, my life changed. It was as if I had an epiphany. You mean to tell me that no surf and no ocean needed? Just add flat water and a paddle?
I felt whole.
When I learned there were others doing yoga on stand up paddle boards, I was absolutely elated.
And thus, HANG ZEN was born. SUP yoga was the initial focus but over time, SUP tours were added to accommodate those "less inclined" to do yoga. I began to stand up paddle board and do SUP yoga for the physical health benefits. What I gained in inner peace and clarity of mind was not only unexpected but invaluable. This was my civic duty to bring these beautiful things to my little neck of the woods!
Zig Zigler has inspired me over the years. I have seen him speak and read many of his books. He says, "Do what you love and love what you do." Sage advice.
Hang Zen hopefully will bring you something you need. A break from the ordinary. A healthy change, for your body and/or your mind. The ability to disconnect, even for a little while. Discovery of the beauty that surrounds us but is often taken for granted. Some time for you to just BE. It IS the best therapy!