Surfing does wonders for your upper body and back strength, but when it comes to mobility of the chest, all that internal rotation can wreak havoc on the shoulder girdle. If you’re a regular surfer then repeated movements with a hyperextended back create imbalances in the body. If left uncared for, this leads to muscular tension and later on limits your range of motion.
It’s very common for surfers to have limited mobility in the anterior deltoids and pectoralis muscles, or upper chest and shoulders. That’s where yoga can relieve tension by targeting specific muscles. Whether a total beginner or advanced yogi, you can benefit from just a few minutes of these moves before or after your surf. Your paddling will be all the better and you’ll avoid any neck spasms from the constant left-to-right head rotation you naturally come into during a session.