Bangor Daily News Reports on How Yoga Can Keep Maine Fishermen on the Water

fisherman in gear on a boat, stretching with arms into the airHarvesting seafood for a living can exact a stiff toll on the lower back. A new program — a collaboration between yoga instructor and Port Clyde oyster farmer Antonia Small, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, and Maine AgrAbility — aims to introduce fishermen to yoga to keep them on their feet and out on the water. The program will create an online library of different yoga poses picked to combat the repetitive tasks of those who make their livelihoods on the ocean.

The program’s first entry on the AgrAbility website went up last month and showed oyster farmer Dana Morse with his arms high in a “warrior one” — a particularly useful position for those who have to bend over and haul cages or traps.

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