This is Awkward: The Cat Pose
Fishermen and aquaculture harvesters spend a lot of time bending, pulling, tugging, and straining, and those movements should be balanced with opportunities for recovery. Taking even just a few minutes to focus on your breathing or stretch your back can help alleviate discomfort and even fend off injury.
That moment when you are trying to counterbalance your body against boat, gear, weather and tide!
Day in day out, working on the water requires a kind of agility and strength, but doesn’t always include time to counteract the repetitive movements that leave you tight.
Working all day in extension like the photo above? The Cat Pose will counter upper back strain by stretching the shoulders and the spine in flexion.
Sit with feet wide, hands on your knees, Exhaling, tuck your chin into the chest and slowly round the upper back. Hold for 2-3 breaths.
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