A great pose that stretches the knees, ankles and opens the hips. It also focuses on lengthening the back muscles and spine. Usually, this pose is done at the beginning of a SUP Yoga practice, Sukhasana helps to still the body and mind in preparation for other more challenging poses.
It instils a sense of tranquillity and a feeling of being grounded which is often needed especially with the excitement that comes from being new to SUP Yoga. It’s also a good posture to bring awareness to the breath. Take eight deep breaths and start to become aware of the movement of the water below allowing your body and mind to find calmness.
This technique article was in Issue 5 of Tonic.
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