Rochelle Ballard Professional Surfer/Yogi
The crane pose in yoga, also known as the Bakasana, is a compact arm balancing posture that helps in strengthening the arms as well as the abdominal organs.
As avid surfers, we tend to build up tension in forward rotation through the pecks from paddling. Keeping the chest open and lengthening and strengthening the back will create longevity in your surfing, and less pain in the body.
Surfers are constantly rotating their shoulders forward while paddling or slouching over their boards, waiting for waves. Here’s an exercise that’ll help keep those shoulders healthy.
Here’s a simple way to loosen up your lower back and legs after a summer session.
This pose opens the chest muscles and fascia, builds the back muscles, with core stabilization and structural alignment.
As a warrior, if you fight, you have to be able to heal. I feel a similar connection with surfing and yoga – particularly when dealing with big waves.
What a great opportunity to spend a day sharing ways to be healthy, active, and aware of breast cancer prevention.
In Quarter Moon the core is being activated and the whole side of your body is being opened, strengthened, and lengthened.
By awakening your mind and body through the breath, you will increase your awareness and performance before paddling out.
Through this series of yoga tips for surfing and healthy living, I hope to help improve your surf life.
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