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PostSubject: Yoga for Kayakers.   Thu 19 Sep 2013, 10:27 am

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YOGA FOR KAYAKERS
Sunday, 01 August 2010
Written by Conor Mihell
Best poses for paddlers


Yoga for Kayakers was originally published in Adventure Kayak magazine.
Yoga and kayaking are perfect complements, says sea kayak and yoga instructor Dympna Hayes, the co-owner of Burlington, Ontario-based learntokayak.ca. Besides increasing flexibility, yoga improves posture, says Hayes, “lengthening the spine and allowing for full torso rotation and engaged core muscles—both of which are essential for strong paddling.” Here are three of Hayes’ favorite poses for paddlers.

CAT-COW PELVIC TILTS
Warms up muscles of the Core
Start on all fours. Exhale, press your hands into the floor and round your spine towards the sky. Then inhale
and move your spine in the opposite direction, creating a hollow in your spine. Repeat five times.

GENTLE SPINAL TWIST
Increases flexibility in the spine
Sit with your legs crossed. Place your left hand on your right knee and your right hand behind the center of your back. Inhale and lengthen your spine, then exhale and twist your torso to the right. Repeat on the opposite side.

COW FACE POSE
Stretches the hips, thighs, shoulders, triceps and chest
Sit with your legs extended. Slide your left foot under your body so it rests beneath your right hip; then cross your right leg over the left. Raise your right arm over your head and bend at the elbow. Bring your left arm up your back and, if you can, clasp your hands together. Hold for several breaths and repeat on the opposite side.
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PostSubject: Re: Yoga for Kayakers.   Thu 19 Sep 2013, 10:41 am

Help I am stuck and cannot move!
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PostSubject: Re: Yoga for Kayakers.   Thu 19 Sep 2013, 4:29 pm

I have been studying this method.....I havent tried any stretch though.....more study needed......affraid 


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PostSubject: Yoga for kayaks   Thu 19 Sep 2013, 10:27 pm

One would have a cardiac arrest just warming up with that lady.Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

Could you post something a little less energetic Richard .And when am I getting my demo on your paddle.
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PostSubject: Re: Yoga for Kayakers.   Thu 19 Sep 2013, 11:37 pm

Tempus fugit

must make a meet before the big freeze.....Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: yoga    Fri 20 Sep 2013, 8:29 pm

Latin expression meaning "time flees", more commonly translated as "time flies.
Ah sure I knew that anyways.

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PostSubject: Re: Yoga for Kayakers.   Fri 20 Sep 2013, 8:37 pm

At the moment with my three girls time is everything..lol...I wish there was a "Kayakday" in the week...yes delete Tuesday and replace it with that!afro 
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