What is Boat Pose?
Boat pose, or navasana, is a seated yoga asana that requires core strength to hold the body in a "V" shape. Navasana forms part of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga and is popular in a range of styles of yoga because of its physical and mental benefits.
- Sit with your legs straight ahead.
- Lift through the sternum and lean back slightly while engaging your abdomen.
- Draw your knees in toward your chest, balancing on your sit bones.
- Then slowly lengthen your legs until you are resting on your sit bones and your body makes a "V" shape.
- Lengthen your arms ahead of you until your arms are straight and parallel to the floor.
- Avoid during pregnancy
Benefits of Boat Pose
- Strengthens the hip flexors, spine, and abdomen
- Improves digestion
- Stimulates the thyroid and kidneys
Boat Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Padayoragre (Tip of the toes)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Core, Strength