An now put together an expanded routine tailored to my needs based on the concise instructions in this well illustrated book This information is right on target for reducing pain correcting muscle imbalance and improving flexibility for paddlers Anna s emphasis on small details of body position greatly enhances the effectiveness of each pose I engage in other activities horseback riding gardening that also cause imbalance and soreness in my hips and back Although this book is focused on paddling I find benefits carry over into my other pursuits. Chniue performance focus relaxation and short stories about paddling injuries healed via yoga One to three photos demonstrate each pose with clear concise text on how to get into and hold the pose.
I thought it was a book with paddleboard yoga seuences Not the case Anna is both an experienced paddler and yoga instructor She is able to uniuely combine the benefits of yoga poses to compliment the needs of someone who paddles Even if you are not a paddler the poses and insights offered would benefit anyone As a fellow paddler and yoga instructor I couldn t be happier with Yoga for Paddling Anna does an excellent ob offering a variety of poses and exercises that help to cultivate balance and increased mobility and strength while paddling. Yoga for Paddling is a visual instructional guide designed to walk readers through 30 35 yoga poses that are effective in stretching the muscles that paddlers use most and strengthening the muscle.
The cues she offers in her poses are wonderful The layout of the book is easy to reference Her depth of knowledge and straight forward instructions create a resource that anyone from beginning to experienced yogis can appreciate and learn from A must have book for paddlers I have had the opportunity to take kayaking clinics with Anna where I was introduced to the principles and practices presented in this book I was not a regular yoga practitioner but used poses I learned from Anna because they really helped reduce pain in my hips and back I S that they use least The book includes chapters on anatomy and alignment principles specific to the movements of paddling for kayakers canoeists and SUPers and includes tips on proper paddling te.