This is a great SUP Yoga pose for tight shoulders and chest and to build core muscles. Initially try it on the long else of the board facing the nose and for an added challenge try it on the short edge. Begin seated with your legs extended out in front of you. Place your hands behind you with fingertips pointing away from you. Feel steady through the arms as you press and lift the hips up focusing on reaching the chest up to the sky. Strong active legs are needed here to lift the hips up by connecting the calves to the edge of the board. Stay for 5 breaths and lower back down on the exhalation.
This technique article was in Issue 10 of Tonic.