- Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists
- Improves balance
- Stretches the muscles of the forearms, wrists and fingers
- Especially beneficial for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and for people who spend a lot of time on the computer
- Improves mental equilibrium and sense of calm
- Improves concentration
Come into a squat with your feet about as wide as your paddle board. Plant your palms on the paddle board under your shoulders, bend your arms slightly, and squeeze your knees firmly around your elbows or upper arms. Rock your weight forward into your hands, gaze forward, engage your core muscles and come up high on your toes. Slowly lift your feet off the board.