Got it, try this too
Posted by: Celia on Oct-07-12 3:51 PM (EST)
Leaning back stretches some bits, compresses things in the lower body as well so you may want to also lean forward as far as possible to alter where you get the pressure relief. And side to side from the torso, which they'll have you doing for the forward stroke.
The statement above that some people just can't find physical comfort in a properly fitting sea kayak is for real, though I also know people who got into yoga for paddling and found that it helped other activities as well.
If I am paddling properly and often enough, something this season hasn't been about, getting back on the water for some distance usually takes at least an inch and a half off my waist from rotating.