The Yoga of Bodysurfing: An Illustrated Guide to Water Pranayama

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The Yoga of Bodysurfing: An Illustrated Guide to Water Pranayama
I had the great opportunity to be a part of this great bodysurfing film! I was able to showcase legendary bodysurfer, Mark Drewelow, and captured him during a great swell at the Wedge!

This film is based, in part, on the book, The Yoga of Bodysurfing: An Annotated Guide to Water Pranayama, which was published by the MSAC Philosophy Group (Mt. San Antonio College). Inspired by a 1950s book on Yoga written by a well regarded Hatha Yogi, who claimed that bodysurfers perform a "perfect" form of pranayama (breath control). In this film we explore the four-fold methodology of hatha yoga (asanas, mudras, pranayama, dhyan) and how expert bodysurfers employ such as well when contouring their bodies to the wave's dynamic face. Includes brief vignettes on the Wedge in Newport Beach and Point Panic in Hawaii. Narrated by Jason Zenobia and dedicated to Vince Askey, founder of the Del Mar Bodysurfing Club. The complete book is available from Amazon in fine paperback. It is also available for free as a PDF. The audio book, also narrated, by Jason Zenobia is forthcoming in late November from Audible.