‘Diving the Set’ ~ Asana # 8

‘Diving the Set’ is the skilled surfer’s main reward of a smart paddle out. Rather than paddling two lengths forward and pushed six back, the skill of diving the set adds great ease to your break access. The timing of an efficient board-dive is no accident in a well-rehearsed Zurf-Yoga™ practice.

Overview: Brace the Hands, Pivot the Dive, Drink the Surface.

Technical: This asana is one fluid move, with three parts, done as three repetitions, with increasing intensity. The first commencement is itself a strength position. The second has four points of specific balance. The third introduces cyclic vertical movements and a flexible progression through the spine.

Specific Hints: Begin with the hands and toes perfectly balanced, so when adopting the pose the legs will be equally positioned.

Secret Yogi: Feel the base of the wave roll behind your head, neck and spine for a crystal cylinder massage.

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© 2013 willvarey

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