Strengthening the Shoulders with Yoga

Question: I have your DVDs. Are there any routines that you think might help strengthen my shoulders?

Answer: I’d suggest doing the three routines on the DVD. A lot of yoga poses benefit numerous parts of the body, and many of them help the shoulders. Something as simple as holding a Plank pose can increase shoulder strength, which decreases the chance of injury. When kayaking remember to always keep your elbows bent. This is important when paddling, bracing, doing rescues, etc. When the elbows are straight, pressure is put on the shoulders, and your chances of injury are greatly increased. – Helen

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