Low to gravity, upward facing dog is a stable posture to practice on a SUP. It opens the back and stretches the front of the body which feels amazing especially when you take big deep breaths in. Press both hands evenly onto the board and imagine lifting up and out of the chest rather than simply leaning backwards. Depending on back mobility/flexibility, the arch of the back will be more or less, take it at your own pace.
This technique article was in Issue 14 of Tonic Mag.
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