…is Floating Yoga! If you’re yet to hear of this fun new workout, we’re here to give you the lowdown. An initiative brought to life by the Priveé Project and Aquaphysical, as the name suggests, Floating Yoga is yoga on water, a completely different, totally new and more challenging and diverse way to put your muscles and core strength to the test.

Here at Hip & Healthy, we encourage spontaneity, happiness and a healthy challenge, so if you weren’t lucky enough to attend the first session, below are 4 reasons why you should sign up for the next. Believe us, you won’t want to miss it!

1. It’s unusual. How many of your friends have ever tried Floating Yoga? If you’re looking for something fun and different, aren’t scared of a little water and you’re happy to put your body through different challenges then this workout with a difference is for you. Gone are the days of sitting in a room with someone else’s leg or downward dog in your face or the terror of someone losing balance and crashing down on top of you during a headstand. The water adds an element of calm as well as excitement and adrenaline (as no one wants to deliberately fall in!)

2. You’ll use muscles you don’t realise you’re engaging in traditional yoga. Try to balance while wobbling on hard ground is hard enough, but to stop yourself falling into the water is a completely different ballgame. The energy and focus you automatically adapt to ensure you stay upright and dry makes your muscles and brain work twice as hard.

3. It’s fun. Finding a work out regime that not only works for you but also mixing it up is important. Keeping yourself active and your body guessing will ensure you receive the best results and keep your mind stimulated.

4. Participating in Floating Yoga gives you the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself. Everyone knows that anything in life worth having is hard work and nothing comes easy. Exercise is the same, if you want to get good at something, you have to work for it! SUP yoga is the perfect activity to test yourself and work towards a different goal. Trust us – standing on one leg on hard ground is completely different to standing on one leg on water!

If you’re interested in taking part in the next Floating Yoga event, follow @thepriveeproject on Instagram or check out their website here to be the first to hear about upcoming events.

Image: Kate Cowdrey