A helper is really useful. They can stand on the opposite side of the kayak and hold the coaming so the boat doesn't collapse over on you as you find the sweet spot. Less and less pressure from the helper until you are doing it.
Like others say, shoulders flat on the water, arch your back then arch it some more.
My hint: don't push your head back - lift your chin up (it amounts to the same thing but is a better visual IMO because it reinforces that your mouth, ideally stays out of the water:)
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Wabakimi Canoe Pack
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