Boat Pose – Yoga for Martial Arts
This page provides details for the Boat Pose. This Yoga exercise is used by martial arts students in order to stretch their back, hamstrings, hip flexors, etc. The Boat Pose is also an excellent strength training exercise for increasing core strength. Improved core strength results in stronger martial arts kicks, punches and grappling techniques.
All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches or Yoga for Martial Arts sections.
Instructional Video for the Boat Pose