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Add Power and Distance to Your Golf Game With The Help of Yoga: Part 1 – Shoulder Turn
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December 12, 2018
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w/ Megan McKenzie, PAR72Yoga 

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Every golfer wants to play better golf. The average golfer tends to take up the sport later in life, first as a pastime or leisure activity. But then, most of us get hooked, and the desire to play better and lower one’s personal handicap becomes more present. The most common ways to improve in golf include lessons and practice, lots of practice! Some golfers believe new clubs will cure all, rather than considering the role of physical conditioning in bettering performance. Balance, flexibility, and consistency remain the cornerstones of a good golf game. Earl Woods once told a young Tiger, "What you are looking for is a soft, flexible, fluid swing - that's power."

As we begin our Canadian winter golf routines, remaining strong and focused can be a challenge. Golf is an athletic sport that is both physically and mentally demanding. A regular yoga practice improves flexibility, muscular strength, and mobility. For most of us, the ability to turn the shoulders away from the hips, becomes more challenging as we age. If we cannot create enough separation of the shoulders from the hips, this impacts our ability to swing freely, which in turn negatively impacts…

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