12 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Swimming

These two six-pose sequences will help you warm up and cool down before and after you jump in the pool.
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Whether you enjoy a leisurely breaststroke or a fast front crawl, swimming gives you a great full-body workout, which is why it’s important to warm up properly before you begin and cool down when you get out of the pool. This sequence will help keep your core strong, your stroke smooth, and your body injury-free.

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See also Yoga for Swimmers

Stay Young with Yoga by Nicola Jane Hobbs

Stay Young with Yoga by Nicola Jane Hobbs

Excerpted from Stay Young With Yoga by Nicola Jane Hobbs, Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020, Text copyright © Nicola Jane Hobbs, 2020, Original photography © Glen Burrows, 2020