SUP, Yo(ga)!

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Have you tried the hottest new workout in town? Take your practice off the mat and cool down with some ‪#‎SUP‬ (Stand Up Paddleboard) ‪#‎YOGA‬ this August!

According to Boston.com, "SUP Yoga adds a new, exciting twist to an age-old practice." In this physical and mental style of yoga, "you are constantly engaging your core, along with smaller subsets of muscles throughout your body" in order to stabilize yourself. So you can still practice your Ridiculous Body Awareness™ even off your Plank Yoga Mat

For more visit >> http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/fitness/getmovingblog/2013/06/stand_up_paddle.html

Plank Tip: Cool Down with Legs Up the Wall Pose

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We admit it, things can start to get a little too HOT in August, hence why we're offering up this COOLING posture, Legs Up the Wall, (Viparita Karani) as our ‪#‎Yoga‬ pose of the month!

‪#‎PLANKTIP‬: To get into this pose with ease, scoot one of your hipbones as close to the wall as possible, then lie down onto your back and simultaneously extend your legs up the wall. Connect your outer shoulders, connecting side ribs, middle back ribs, side waist and low back fully to your mat for optimal spinal alignment. Then, allow yourself to melt into your Plank Yoga Mat. Ahhh relaxation.

PLANK TIP of the Week: Take Your Practice Outdoors!

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Feeling a little bored with your Yoga Practice this Summer? Take it into the great outdoors, like our Ambassador Bex Borucki, pictured above. It helps to change your perspecitive and what studio can beat the killer view of an ocean or stunning outdoor landscape?! 

Even better, lots of studios and yoga brands offer FREE outdoor classes in the summer time! In our hometown of Boston, there are a TON of free classes being offered by Lululemon, Friends of Fort Point Channel and even the Boston Harbor Island Alliance! Check out details for Beach Yoga on Spectacle Island (a Boston Harbor Island) HERE and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for these kind of events in your area!

Where is your favorite spot to practice Yoga Outdoors in the Summer? 

Plank Tip of the Week: Top 4 Ways to Stick to your Practice this Summer

We at Plank believe that Yoga is an essential part of maintaining physical and mental strength and clarity. Don't let your practice slip just because the temperature is rising!

Here are 4 Helpful Plank Tips for Sticking to your Yoga Practice all Summer Long:

1) Take your Yoga Practice Outdoors – lots of studios and yoga brands offer FREE outdoor classes in the summer time, so keep your eyes peeled for those in your area! Check out our Ambassador, Elizabeth Rowan, below rocking her practice outdoors!

2) Utilize Online Classes – if your Summer Schedule is jam packed and you can't make it to your local studio, try out a yoga class online instead. Plank's Founder is a huge fan of YogaGlo.

3) Check for Summer Specials – many studios offer great summer deals, like 3 months of unlimited classes for a deeply discounted price!

4) Find a Yoga Buddy – taking classes with a buddy helps to motivate you and commit to showing up on your mat. Try it!

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