I just saw this link to the Yoga poses all of us should be doing to be paddlers:
While I really do admire the skill, flexibility and fitness level of these Yogis. I don't think this is the way to begin increasing your flexibility. After doing easy Tai Chi warm up exercises for about a year or so, I think I might be able to pull of some of these poses, but only after I have really worked at limbering up.
Just once I'd like to see some Yoga that is practical for the beginning paddler. None of the strong paddlers I know do these poses before a 20 plus mile day.
If you know of some beginning Yoga to try before a paddle I'd love to learn about it!