This is a good pose for beginners as it is low to gravity and a relatively stable SUP Yoga pose. It’s perfect for building shoulder, arm and core strength. For those still building up strength, try a modified version by dropping your knees on the board for more support. In either version, it’s important to have a long spine, to tuck the tailbone under and to push evenly into the hands to activate the shoulders. Look forward a little, so your head is in line with your spine. Have your navel positioned over the centre of the board, so your weight is evenly distributed promoting balance, stability and will keep the board level. Hold the pose for 3 to 5 breaths.
This technique article was in Issue 4 of Tonic.
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