3 Yoga Poses Perfect for Stand Up Paddleboarders

Strengthen your shoulders, core and arms to make the most of your paddleboarding workouts. Here are 3 poses to help.

Expansive, tranquil views like this require getting out on the water—it’s no wonder 21 million people every year are taking up paddle sports like rowing and kayaking. And yoga is the perfect way to strengthen and protect your rotational core muscles, arms, and back—all key for paddling, says Gillian Gibree, standup paddleboard (SUP) yoga instructor and owner of Paddle Into Fitness in San Diego, California. She shares three key poses to activate and strengthen your body and prevent injury before heading out onto the cool blue waters.