4 Fusion Wellness Yoga & Pilates poses for SURFERS

Fusion wellness mind + body


Yoga, Pilates and surfing have a natural partnership. They are ways of life, disciplines that encourage you to breathe deeper, move your body and be present. The 4 main Fusion Yoga & Pilates poses listed below will assist you to train your body out of the water promoting a peak performance in the water. Fusion Yoga & Pilates poses and movements aim to nurture injuries create a balanced body in terms of strength and flexibility.

It is important to try and stretch the muscles that are constantly being strengthened while surfing and strengthen those that are consistently being stretched. This will ensure of a balance posture and lessen the chance of injury. The common surfing injuries and compliments are tight shoulders and strained lower backs.


Chaturanga Dandsasana

  • Utilises all the muscles used for duck diving
  • Activates muscles used when standing up on your board
  • Tones triceps, biceps and forearms
  • Strengthens abdominals and lower back


Standing Spinal Twist

  • Stretches shoulders
  • Relives stiff shoulders and neck
  • Promoted flexibility in the spine
  • Strengthens core postural muscles
  • Relives sciatica
  • Tone abdominal muscles
  • Improves digestion


Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

  • Nurtures the spine and increases suppleness
  • Strengthens lower back muscles
  • Encourages full lung capacity breathing
  • Tones internal organs
  • Therapeutic for asthma
  • Improves posture
  • Firms the buttocks


Utthita Triksonasana

  • Promotes stamina
  • Strengthens and stretches the spinal muscles
  • Relieves tightness in the lower back
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Massages internal organs
  • Improves flexibility throughout the body


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