This seated pose has low gravity therefore is stable on a Stand Up Paddelboard making it accessible to all levels.
To achieve this pose, ensure you are seated directly over the handle in the middle of the board. Extend the legs out straight pushing through your heals engaging the quad muscles. Sit up straight with a long spine, extending the arms up straight overhead with the palms of the hands facing each other. If the backs of the legs/hamstrings are tight, bend the knees.This pose will strengthen the back, the core and is great for improving posture.
This technique article was in Issue 2 of SUP Tonic.
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