An advanced Yoga posture which requires back flexibility, strength and a lot of balance on a SUP! Set yourself up for bridge pose by lying on your back with bent knees with the handle positioned in the middle of your back. Placing your hands on either side of your head fingers facing your shoulders and your elbows pointing upwards. Lifting the hips up first, steady yourself with your breath. Keep pressing your hands into the board as you lift your shoulders off the board and onto the crown of the head. Then you’re ready to straighten the arms if you’re feeling stable. Slowly move one foot into the middle line of the board and lift the other foot off the board bringing the knee into the chest. When balanced, extend the leg up to the sky and stay for 3 breaths. Come back down slowly tucking the chin in until your back finds the board. Time to repeat on the other side!
This technique article was in Issue 10 of Tonic.