By: Jesse Tovar
Self-discovery can be limitless when practicing yoga and meditation atop a paddlboard.
“With eyes shut, I feel the water take hold of my board and pull me further away from shore and into Lake Mendota. I run through the rehearsed mental process: your thoughts are clouds, let each one drift on by, never hold on to one too long. I begin to feel my mind ebb and flow, matching the rhythm of the water. My mind centers, the board shifts, the water surges on, and I push back into downward-facing dog.”