If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll know that there’s no shortage of places to work out at in Malta if you’re into gyms. Yet the fitness possibilities in Malta don’t end there. From weights, to all kinds of sports, to martial arts and more, you can rest assured that you’ll find the right place for you to break a sweat in.
If you’re into yoga, the same is also true. For the uninitiated, yoga is an excellent practice to introduce to your daily routine. More than simply exercise, yoga is an excellent way of regulating your breathing, strengthening your core, and also focusing yourself mentally through meditation. It really is an all-in-one package.
If you’re looking for the best Yoga workout in Malta, your first instinct might be to look for the best yoga studio around – but why limit yourself to an indoors setting? Malta is home to some of the most relaxing and beautiful natural beauty in the world, so surely practicing a relaxing art like yoga in nature is the best logical step.
Enter SUP Yoga, a yoga programme that combines traditional yoga with Stand-up Paddleboards. Picture that – balancing on a paddleboard in the middle of the clear blue sea while trying to reach positions that you’ve never reached before. Does that sound relaxing, or intimidating?
The truth is that SUP Yoga is very similar to all other forms of yoga, in the sense that anyone can do it with a little bit of practice, so any worries about it being too difficult should be quashed, even if SUP Yoga is slightly harder than ordinary yoga. In fact, SUP Yoga has grown considerably in popularity since being introduced to Malta in 2011, and that should be proof enough that anyone can partake if they want to.
SUP Yoga isn’t just ordinary in the yoga in the sea, though. It has specific benefits that you won’t necessarily get with regular yoga. The most obvious one is that SUP Yoga works even better than regular yoga as a workout, because you need to focus more on your technique and overall balance in order to practise it. Even though SUP Yoga is harmless (even if you fall), there’s an added adrenaline that will keep you on your toes a little bit more, and this will lead to bigger and better results. That means that your breathing will be improved and your core will become stronger through SUP Yoga than through normal yoga.
In addition to all of that, the outdoors aspect of SUP Yoga provides the perfect opportunity for you to connect with nature and connect with yourself. Something that is as physically, mentally, and spiritually fulfilling as yoga shouldn’t be confined to a sweaty room!
How do you book your first SUP Yoga session? That’s the easiest part – all you have to do is head over to https://www.funmalta.com/sup-yoga and book directly through our website. Sessions are held at St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, or Mellieha Bay, giving you a great opportunity to sample a wide range of Maltese beauty while you’re focusing on your yoga technique.