Shoulder dividends

An unexpected result of my shoulder loosening routines is that my arms seem so much lighter than before. In Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II), a pose that seemed to be worse than weightlifting, I can now sustain my arms outstretched with a lot more ease. When doing my bastrika breathwork, my arms rise above my head with less effort and do not get tired. So part of the fatigue issue in doing many of my hatha poses was the resistance that was coming from lack of range and flexibility, not just fighting against gravity.