Yoga on the Beach: 5 Essential Tips

Beach Yoga Tips

Yoga can help you relieve stress and increase flexibility, stamina, and strength. It can even lower your blood pressure. Practicing on the beach makes yoga even more fun for fitness experts and beginners. Plus, posing on an uneven surface like sand increases balance and builds muscles in the feet, hips, knees, and shoulders. Just use these simple tips to enjoy the beauty of the beach while you exercise. Share with your friends so everyone can have fun and get in shape with beach yoga.   

How to make the most out of beach yoga

1. Protect Yourself From the Sun

Wear plenty of sunscreen and dress in layers. Even if it's cloudy at the beach, you can still get a sunburn because of all the light that the sand reflects. Use waterproof sunscreen so that you won't have to reapply it as often. You can also get shade from palm trees or a beach umbrella.

Most beaches don't stay warm year round, and you could also be chilly before starting your workout. To stay warmer, protect your skin, and look great, check out the wide selection of quality Tono a Tono sportswear. You can wear a colorful Tono a Tono shirt over a stylish TaT sports bra. They look so good that they can double as a bikini top. Comfortable, stretchy Tono a Tono leggings look wonderful over workout shorts. That way, you can remove your first layer of clothing when you get warm from your workout. You'll also already be dressed for a refreshing swim after practicing your poses.

2. Use a Towel

Yoga mats tend to slide around on the sand, and darker mats can even burn your skin since they absorb heat from the sun. Instead of a yoga mat, use a beach towel or practice in a grassy area near the beach. If it's windy outside, keep your towel in place with small storage bags full of sand. You can also do yoga on the wet sand at the edge of the water without a towel. Just be prepared to get a little wet.

3. Practice at Sunrise or Sunset

A breathtaking view of the sun rising or setting will help you meditate and relax. Many beaches are less crowded at these times as well, especially at sunrise. These are great times for you to take in the calm sound of the ocean and the beautiful scenery around you. Yoga is equal parts mind and body, so it’s important to feel connected to your surroundings.

4. Try New Poses

The beach is a great place to try new yoga positions because the soft sand will catch you if you fall. Avoid too many poses that put pressure on the wrists since most people's hands sink into the sand more that they would press into a yoga mat.

5. Plan Ahead

Check the weather a few hours before going to the beach to avoid being interrupted by a thunderstorm. If you plan to go in the morning, check the night before. You should also bring plenty of water. The bright sun and salt air of the beach could make you more dehydrated than yoga at home or in a studio.

If you have any other great tips for yoga on the beach, feel free to contact us so we can share it with everyone.

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