Yoga is for everyBODY – we spotted this article on YogaDork about some of your favorite NBA players hitting the mat.
“Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s basketball and yoga! Together at last, like PowerBars and Gatorade. And churning out headlines like: NBA players love yoga without growing ponytails. Thanks YAHOO! Sports! – extra exclamation ours. Turns out yoga is becoming more acceptable for regular dudes, but it’s still helpful to keep the fluff talk and granola-munchers off the mat. To be fair, we don’t talk about “centered katras” either.
With 100 votes at the time of publish, 83% of voters in the recent YD poll say dudes don’t need special “guy-friendly” yoga. But what if those dudes are beefed up pro athletes (for real, or you know, in their hearts) used to lifting weights, not their pelvic floor? woooboy. Let us turn to the NBA’s Guru Kent Katich, the man who estimates he’s cycled through about 25 percent of players in the NBA teaching his own style of dude yoga.”
The post goes on to list reasons to do yoga:
- Injury prevention
- Increased flexibility
- Increased balance and agility
- Better breathing
- Stronger muscles and joints
- Less stress
See full article here