Navasana - Boat Pose
Does so much more than make you look good on Kit's Beach this summer. Increases
deceptively hard but the core strength it develops is key for athletes because
the mid section
Model: Nadia Toraman, Maui, HI
1: From seated start with the knees and bring the hands to a forty five-degree
2: extend both feet straight. Try not to sag in the lower back. If the back
rounds even slightly,
Don't be tempted to try and straighten the legs if the back is rounding and/or sagging. It is better to go back to a less strenuous level. Even if you have rock solid abs like Arnie, this pose may be difficult if the back muscles are tight so use this as a time to lengthen those back muscles.
five times and try and hold the pose each time for five silky smooth ujaii
breaths. Eventually lifting into handstand between poses (one day) if you
want to take your yoga practice in that direction. Otherwise just rest between
each time you hold navasana.