Surf stretches for between sets

Surf stretches that you can perform with your board out in the line up Is your mind telling you to stay out catching waves but your body’s beginning to tell you otherwise? Here’s a set of simple stretches that you can perform with your board whilst still out on the water. Take advantage of the lull between sets to give your well used back body, outer hips and upper back a bit of light relief before going for your next wave. For your whole back body; lower back, hamstrings and calves Use your board sideways like a giant float under each armpit and stretch yourRead More →

Yin yoga for post surf

Post surf Yin yoga routine for a deeper stretch out As a surfer you may be drawn instinctively to stronger yoga practices full of chaturangas, challenging core exercises and focus testing arm balances. And whilst there’s no denying the merit of such practices for improving your surfing, it’s also important to remember the post surf aftercare to release your hardworked muscles and joints. Cue Yin yoga; a style of yoga that uses long held static poses with the idea being that you release not only tight muscles, but also the whole web of connective tissue that wraps around every muscle and bone in our bodies.Read More →

Yoga backbends and what’s stopping you going deeper.

Let’s talk about yoga backbends As someone with a pretty decent range of motion (ROM) in my back thanks to a combination of the bones god gave me, years of surfing which has made my back nice and strong and a very regular yoga practice through my job; you guessed it as a yoga teacher! backbends have always been enjoyable for me. A great pick me up when I need a boost of energy and an easy go to for an insta star pose! But what’s really going on back there in a backbend and why do some people loathe these poses just as IRead More →

Yin and yang theory

The Yin And Yang of exercise; and why both are important! Thousands of years ago the ancient Daoists of China evolved a precise and uncomplicated language in which to explain the universe in dualistic terms. This is known as Yin yang theory. Yang is used to describe the outwardly visible, transient, moving aspects of life; represented by masculinity, light, the Spring and summer. Yin on the other hand manifests as those things which we don’t obviously notice, as the solid and dense aspects of life; represented by the dark and feminine, by the autumn and winter. Yin And Yang are ways of thinking about theRead More →

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Ocean Flow Fitness Teachers March 2018 I have the honour of presenting to you the two fabulous yoga teachers who will be covering the Ocean Flow Fitness yoga classes for the month of March. Both teachers have a wonderful energy and ethos that I’m sure you will easily connect with; as well as being highly knowledgable in not just yoga, but a whole range of movement and fitness disciplines. Ocean Flow really couldn’t be in better hands this March! Tiffany Eneas: I have been living and working within Health, Fitness and Wellbeing since the 80’s. With my passion for dance and fitness from a veryRead More →

Music singalong at sunset

90 minute yoga playlist Ocean Flow Fitness   Growing up under a lineage of passionate and somewhat accomplished dancers I was always going to have beats flowing through my soul. Ever since I can remember music has been an integral part of my life: from watching my Grandparents majestically whirl around a dance floor ballroom dancing, to sitting on the edges of mum’s secondary school contemporary dance classes when she was teaching. And my own explorations with dance, sound and vibrations from childhood dance classes to teenage hedonistic raves, then experiencing world music in all of its glorious shapes and colours as I’ve travelled aroundRead More →

Christmas season self care - Tradiational Chinese medicine

Self care at Christmas How to not let the holiday season bring you to a stand still Who doesn’t love Christmas? Well Okay there’s a few grumpy Scrooge’s out there would claim not to, but I for one am not one of those! Maybe passed onto me from my festive fanatic Mum, I need no encouraging come the 1st of December to start popping on the Christmas songs and popping open the bubbles and mince pies. December is the month when our to-do lists can run away with us; battling through the shops in the search for presents, work projects that need completing before theRead More →

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Swimming, breath and Yoga – Parallels between moving meditations Swimming has always been a form of moving meditation to me, an escape into the cooling depths of my subconscious and a way to unblock creative flows. Ever since I can remember, everything from wild swimming in the sea to the rhythmic pacing up and down of swimming pool lanes monotonously counting the times I touch each end of the pool, has played an important role in my mental and physical well-being. When I was younger and suffering with a bad bout of depression I used swimming as a natural way to lift my mood andRead More →