When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone and did something you were scared of?
So many times I hear the words ‘comfort zone’. What is the comfort zone? Our comfort zone is a behavioural space where your activities and behaviours fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk. It provides a state of mental security. You benefit in obvious ways: regular happiness, low anxiety, and reduced stress but it also means that you can get into a very comfortable route and not find what you really want because of the fear of trying something new.
Routines can be stable and comforting, but they can also turn stale and confining over time. Doing something new and potentially frightening helps stave off burnout and is good for your brain. Still, it’s pretty hard to shake yourself out of a routine, and there’s plenty of science explaining why—and how to do it.
Getting out of your comfort zone doesn’t have to be a skydive or a public speech in front of 500 people. It can be something like going to a swimming pool. The bigger the fear, the longer is going to take to break it if you go all in. Doing small steps every day towards your fear works much better than a big jump that will scare you even more and bring you back to where you started.
I love working with my clients on self-confidence and empowering them and this can be done anywhere. Even on a surfing board ☺️ This week I got out of my own comfort zone and taught a yoga class in the pool on top of a SUP. Something new for me and for Flowithme!! I really enjoyed combining all my passions together and helping clients in a new way.
I love practising yoga in the water as it is a lot easier on the body and particularly on the joints as the water is a fantastic prop! Also, doing yoga in the water and on top of SUP is a good environment for coaching my clients as it helps to break self-limiting beliefs when you are embodying the feeling so the results are more powerful.
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is an amazing way of building better balance, coordination, endurance, and body strength. Floating on the board while performing classic yoga moves enhances the challenge, whilst the gentle movement of the water adds to the overall relaxation.
The clients that have tried it already have said “What a great yoga session in a calming environment. My first time trying SUP yoga with the lovely Sara. 100% recommended”.