I have been teaching yoga 5 years and surfing 10 years and I am still learning. When you are out there in the surf line up, you are fully tuned with your surroundings and completely focused on what’s going on around you, if you don’t, there are chances where you could easily lose control of your balance, control over the board and control over the mind.
I use this example as an example for life. Steady rhythm, steady breath, steady mind and therefore steady life.
Yoga is a great example and find equanimity (balance) with the breath but also with the flexibility, the strength and focus. If you clear your mind from fluctuation you will progress more.
When I am surfing, I feel like my thoughts disappear and no other emotions evolve except full awareness, the sensation of the slide on the lip of the wave.
Just like meditation, the visions and the sensations flowing from my chest through my arms and my spine are magical, a feeling of calm peace and freedom holds me.
“Yoga and surf are naturally flowing, one by the rhythm of breath and body and the other gets you tuned with the ocean and the waves. You can’t force it but only go with it, and fully be in the moment”.
Life…. you make it. With faith, hope and discipline in your practice, you will be the King or the Queen of your own century.
Enjoy the journey.