5 Prep Poses to Feel Strong and Stable on a SUP

Improve your balance before you even get on the board with pre-paddle postures from Amelia Travis, founder of Stoked Yogi.

Standup paddleboarding is an amazing full-body workout that integrates all of the major muscle groups. But you can improve your strength, balance, and flexibility on the board before you even begin by practicing a few yoga poses on land first. Start with 5–8 rounds of sun salutations to connect with your breath. Then warm up with these 5 poses to help you feel more efficient, confident, and powerful in your SUP technique.