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9 YOGA POSES TO ENHANCE YOUR PADDLE STROKE

Whether you are already paddling a lot or you want to be able to paddle for longer periods at a time, you can always use more strength and mobility in your paddle stroke.

Below we have listed some key yoga poses that will work the strength and mobility of the key to your paddle stroke muscles. Remember that you are always looking for a balance between strength and mobility. Too much of one, without enough of the other is never a good thing.

- Standing Half Moon

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- Chair With Prayer Twist

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- Eagle

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- Plank

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- Reverse Plank

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- Side Plank

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- Boat

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- Reverse Table Top

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- Seated Twist

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For more information on how yoga can enhance your paddling, contact us at (727) 466-7994 or look for a qualified and knowledgeable yoga instructor in your area.

We look forward to seeing you on the water wherever that waterway might be. Happy paddling!!

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LATERAL SIDE ANGLE POSE (aka BENT KNEE)

“Lateral Side Angle”, a great asymmetric pose for on or off the board.

Lateral Side Angle on SUP

When to perform

  • On your leg training day.
  • Any time your emphasis is on strengthening your legs and core.
  • As part of your standing warrior series.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the ankles, knees, legs and core.
  • Enhances spinal rotation.
  • Tones the abdominal organs.
  • Works the fascia of the body all the way from the shoulders, to obliques, hips and legs.
  • Assists in expanding the thoracic diaphragm for deeper breathing.
  • It is a great transitional pose leading to several balancing poses.

Benefits specific to SUP

  • It enhances hip strength and mobility assisting with all strokes.
  • It enhances shoulder strength and mobility creating a longer and more powerful reach.
  • It creates muscle memory for the “back heel tail brace”.
  • It assists your balancing ability required for surfer’s stance.

How to perform

  • Start in Warrior II position with right leg forward.
  • Ground both feet and lift your spine up bending it laterally on the right side. Keep pushing through the outside of your back foot.
  • Place you right forearm on your right thigh, palm facing the sky.
    (*) If you wish for more of a challenge, straighten your right arm bringing your forearm off your thigh.

  • Reach your left forearm up towards the sky, rotate the palm forward and then extend it forward as a continuation of the rest of the side of your body.
  • Hold for several seconds to a minute before coming out of the pose and repeat on opposite side.

This pose can be performed statically or in a flow.

Precautionary note

This is not a medical statement, but a set of remarks concerning a particular hatha yoga pose. If you are under medical supervision and/or you have any questions whether or not to proceed with the following, please consult with your health professional.

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BRIDGE POSE


Bridge on the SUP

"Bridge", a great pose for on or off the board.

When to perform:
- On your core training day.
- Any time your emphasis is on strengthening the glutes.
- As part of a floor core flow.

Benefits:
- Strengthens the glutes, legs and ankles.
- Assists in protecting the lower back.
- (*) When performed in a flow it reestablishes proper thoracic diaphragm
      function.
- It reverses the effects of sitting on a chair.
- Stimulates the reproductive organs, the abdominal organs, the lungs and
  thyroid.
- Rejuvenates tired legs.

Benefits specific to SUP:
- Assists in strengthening the glutes in order to protect the back, knees and
  ankles.
- (*) It also strengthens the thoracic diaphragm which ensures better lung
      functioning, hence lower risk of injury.

How to perform:
1. Lie on your back with your knees bent at hip distance and your feet on the
   floor, in line with your knees.
2. Using your glutes, move your hips towards the sky.
3. Push your heels, feet and shoulders firmly into the ground.
4. Use your glutes, not your hamstrings.
5. Lower the butt to the ground.
6. Repeat.

This pose can be performed statically or in a flow.

(*) means that it must be performed in a specific way for this effect to occur.

This pose was brought to you by the Yoga Energy Studio. As always, contact a knowledgeable yoga instructor or personal trainer for contraindications and needed modifications. Please, contact the Yoga Energy Studio at (727) 466-7994 for any questions.

Precautionary note:
This is not a medical statement, but a set of remarks concerning a particular hatha yoga pose. If you are under medical supervision and/or you have any questions whether or not to proceed with the following, please consult with your health professional.

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SUP Yoga – Chair Twist Flow

A short flow from our Chair Series. If you would like to try this, please contact Karen at (727) 466-7994 to reserve your time on the water!

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SUP Yoga – Crescent Warrior

A short crescent water Warrior series. If you would like to try this, please contact Karen at (727) 466-7994 to reserve your time on the water!

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SUP Yoga – Sun Salutations

A short saltwater sun salutation. If you would like to try this, please contact Karen at (727) 466-7994 to reserve your time on the water!

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SUP Yoga – Warrior Flow

A short flow from our Water Warrior Series. If you would like to try this, please contact Karen at (727) 466-7994 to reserve your time on the water!

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STANDING HALF MOON


Standing Half Moon

"Standing Half Moon" great pose for on or off the board.

When to perform:
- Any time you feel sluggish.
- Before an intense workout.
- On shore, before a paddle.

Benefits:
- Gives you a quick shot of energy.
- Warms up your spine.
- Strengthens all muscles in the central part of the body, especially in the
  abdomen.
- Increases the flexibility of the spine and helps correct bad posture.
- Stretches and strengthens the rectus abdominus, latissimus dorsi, obliques,
  deltoids and trapezius muscles.

Benefits specific to SUP:
Assists in creating flexibility, necessary for proper form of several paddle strokes such as draw stroke, side slip, forward stroke and back stroke.

How to perform:
1. Start in your mountain pose.
2. Inhale arms up over your head. If you can clasp hands together into the
   steeple pose.
3. Drop the shoulder blades, work towards keeping the elbows straight.
4. Inhale, lift the spine, exhale push the hips in one direction, arms pointing
   the other direction, making a half moon shape.
5. Breathe in this position several times.
6. Work towards keeping your chest straight and your back from arching.
7. After your last inhalation come back to neutral (step 2).
8. Repeat on opposite side.

This pose was brought to you by the Yoga Energy Studio. As always, contact a knowledgeable yoga instructor or personal trainer for contraindications and needed modifications. Please, contact the Yoga Energy Studio at (727) 466-7994 for any questions.

Precautionary note:
This is not a medical statement, but a set of remarks concerning a particular hatha yoga pose. If you are under medical supervision and/or you have any questions whether or not to proceed with the following, please consult with your health professional.

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