Pose of the Week: Modified Boat Pose

POTW_ Boat Pose

Modified Boat Pose!

This week’s pose is one of the most well-known yoga poses focusing on core strength. Boat pose tones the abdominal muscles while strengthening the lower back. This pose is great for stimulating your kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands and improving balance, digestion, coordination and confidence!

Step 1: Start by sitting on the floor with your legs spread out in front of you. Your arms should be on the sides with the palms on the floor.

Step 2: Bend your knees and keep you feet comfortably on floor.

Step 3: Lift up through the sternum (breastbone) and lean at the back, making sure to keep your back straight

Step 4: Lift up your feet to the knee height, such that the calf muscles are parallel to the floor and the thighs remain perpendicular to it.

Step 5: Lift the arms parallel to the floor and keep your palms facing each other, close to the body.

Step 6: Stay in the pose for as long as you can. Exhale on a count of 3, release, relax and repeat.