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YOGA FOR SURFERS: RECLINED DOUBLE PIGEON POSE

YOGA FOR SURFERS: RECLINED DOUBLE PIGEON POSE

YOGA FOR SURFERS: RECLINED DOUBLE PIGEON POSE - HAWAIIAN SOUTH SHORE

As surfers, we tend to do a lot of repetitive motion and spend a lot of time in certain positions that can create imbalances in our bodies. Two of these—the arched-back paddle position and standing on a board with our feet perpendicular to the stringer (often with the majority of our weight and power on our back foot, and with our front foot turned ever so slightly forward)—create tightness and imbalance in our hips. This can affect our ability to surf and do other activities well, and also contribute to lower back pain. Thus, it only makes sense that surfers should spend a bit of time every day loosening up our hips and ensuring that they are flexible and healthy. Our monthly yoga pose does exactly that and should become a part of your daily routine. Five minutes in the morning and evening will do wonders for your hip flexibility—and you might as well do