In a recent interview actor, director and Golden Globe award winner Edward Norton remarked “There’s just something about moving water,” when asked about his experience surfing. Even though he was talking about surfing, paddle boarding offers the same sensation and experience. Gliding on top of flat water so calm that you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between it and a mirror can be a cathartic experience.
Water in all forms is highly therapeutic. There’s even a scientific term for it, “blue mind,” which refers to the mildly meditative state we fall into when near, in, on, or underwater. “In fact, the mere sight and sound of water can induce a flood of neurochemicals that promote wellness, increase blood flow to the brain and heart, and induce relaxation. Whether it is for practice or casual paddling, SUP helps you relax by surrounding you with water