Tag: pro athlete yogis

Cleanthony Early turns to Yoga in Preparation for the NBA season!!

Cleanthony Early turns to Yoga in Preparation for the NBA season!!

According to the ESPN blog New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early is “surprisingly” (I’m not surprised) adding yoga into his work-out regime.  He’s noticed a difference in his defensive positioning, dribble positioning, ankle and hip mobility, and overall flexibility. “I think all of those [factors] […]

DETROIT: Yoga Takes Over the Big House

DETROIT: Yoga Takes Over the Big House

A first of it’s kind event organized by The Yoga Movement, and organization created to promote yoga to a wide audience, part of the proceeds benefit the Detroit Police Athletic League! sounds like a win! win! win! event pass it on

KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR

KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR

  “I believe that yoga is one of the reasons that I was able to play as long and as healthy as I did.  Yoga is somewhat hard to quantify in terms of benefit because you see them in all the injuries you don’t get. […]

Another college team adds yoga to their routine!

Another college team adds yoga to their routine!

let’s talk Raphael Davis– “relentless” “spirited” “physically gifted” senior guard at Purdue.  I love his story about coming to yoga: “The first time I went in [to yoga class] I had all these…middle-aged women that were doing it perfectly and I was struggling to stay […]

via NYTimes: Yoga as a way for Players to Stay in Shape

via NYTimes: Yoga as a way for Players to Stay in Shape

Titan’s veteran Wesley Woodyard said he believed every linebacker could benefit from yoga.  More and more yoga based practices have been serving professional athletes, especially in the N.F.L. where impact and injury can deform the vessel which these players count of for making a living: […]

Arizona “Cats” add yoga to their workout hoping to improve endurance

Arizona “Cats” add yoga to their workout hoping to improve endurance

“Regular yoga can increase flexibility, help prevent injuries and relieve bone, joint, and muscle pain.  The Wildcats cleared the classes with the NCAA on the grounds that it was a medical exercise, not part of the regulated strength and conditioning program” “…yoga also allows the […]

Yoga at Principle Park, home of the IOWA CUBS!

Yoga at Principle Park, home of the IOWA CUBS!

“The crowd included men, women, children, and players” don’t sound so surprised DesMoines Register!  Yoga is beneficial to every body who practices, and that’s including more and more pro-athletes!  Before the team runs batting practice a big group gathered, seems like these Iowans really took in […]

LEBRON JAMES

LEBRON JAMES

Many professional athletes swear by yoga, and two-time MVP Lebron James is definitely enthusiastic about the benefits of his practice– he has even led yoga sessions!  Yoga balances out and restores his body after work on the court and it also helps to prevent serious […]

RUSSELL WILSON

RUSSELL WILSON

For the past few years the Seattle Seahawks have made weekly yoga classes available to their players, and star QB Russell Wilson immediately recognized the many ways yoga benefits him come game time.  He even meets with his Yoga Teacher for one-on-one sessions where: “We do […]

Boise State Broncos: another college team makes Yoga part of their workout

Boise State Broncos: another college team makes Yoga part of their workout

Strength and conditioning coach Jeff Pitman made yoga mandatory heading into summer.  They’d tried it before but attendance was low, Pitman himself said that it took a while for him to come around to the unique way yoga works the mind and body. Senior cornerback […]