4 Fusion Wellness Yoga & Pilates poses for SURFERS

Fusion wellness mind + body

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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