Active Yogi: Shoulder Stretches for Serving and Throwing

In this post for Active Yogi, I describe two useful stretches for throwing and serving:

To apply power in sports, you need the right range of motion. Without flexibility across (and just beyond) the entire movement range, you’ll fall short of your full potential for power output. In a joint interview we did, I recently heard my colleagueGwen Lawrence describe this beautifully with the analogy of a bow and arrow. If your bowstring is too tight to pull back very far, she says, your arrow plops to the ground. But if your bowstring is both strong and flexible, you can pull it back far enough to send your arrow flying. . . .

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