Paddle Board Yoga is a variation of Stand up paddle surfing (SUP, in the Hawaiian language Hoe he'e nalu), combined with the ancient practice of Yoga, which originates in Rishikesh, India. The sport combines the ancient practice of hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga asanas or poses, with the ancient form of surfing. Practitioners may practice on the beach sand or in a swimming pool to gain the strength and flexibility (anatomy) required to maintain balance and postures on fluid water such as the ocean or a lake. Practitioners can begin by moving through a sequence of yoga postures, or asana, while standing on a normal length surfboard.
The sport benefits athletes with a strong 'core' workout. SUP Paddle
Board Yoga is popular at warm coastal climates and resorts, and is
gaining in popularity as celebrities such as Jennifer Anniston, Matthew McConaughey, Lance Armstrong and Kate Hudson, are sampling the sport, and cross-over athletes such as big wave surf master Laird Hamilton are training with SUP. The popularity of the modern sport of SUP Paddle Board Yoga is said to have originated in Florida, with Dashama Konah Gordon . This emerging sport was also featured in the Art of Stand Up Paddle 
Although yoga has its roots in India thousands of years in the
making, just in the past century has yoga become poplar in America.
The health benefits of yoga are numerous, supported by the medical communities such as Mayo Clinic article in Mayo Clinic News.