Full Boat Pose

What is Full Boat Pose?

Full Boat Pose is a balance-oriented yoga pose that strengthens the core and hip flexors. This pose also helps stretch the hamstrings and spine, as well as stimulate the thyroid and kidneys.

How do you do Full Boat Pose?

  • Step 1

    Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Rest your hands on the sides of your thighs.

  • Step 2

    Slowly lean your torso back, keeping your back straight.

  • Step 3

    Straighten your legs so they’re at a 45-degree angle away from the floor. Extend your arms in front of you, parallel to the floor.

How do you modify Full Boat Pose?

  • Full Boat Pose for Beginners

  • Advanced Full Boat Pose

  • Full Boat Pose for Weak Knees

  • Full Boat Pose for Weak Shoulders

What are the benefits of Full Boat Pose?

  • Core Strength

  • Leg Strength

  • Balance

Expert opinion

Not only is full boat an intense workout for your core, but it also requires a lot of stability in the hip flexors, which is very challenging.

To get an even more intense sensation from boat pose, I’ll add in a twist from side to side.

Annika Peick,Power Life Yoga in Kansas

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