athlete yogis

jack is bad at food HC
  • so i have a headcanon that jack is actually REALLY BAD at nutrition
  • not so much ‘he eats mcdonalds five meals a day and chocolate for breakfast’ or whatever
  • but like
  • that boy subsists on all that nasty Athlete shit – protein powder, protein bars, gatorade, Hungry-Man Frozen Meals, etc. – because he cares about fueling the hockey machine
  • …not so much long-term care

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In my personal practice I’m currently working on asana that make me uncomfortable, physically and mentally. Twists and balance. So why not go all the way in by practicing a twisted balancing pose? A snippet from this week’s athletic #yoga. No gains are made in the comfort zone.


10 Essential Yoga Poses to Strengthen Athletes.

1. Triangle Pose

2. Extended Side Angle Pose

3. Downward Dog

4. Low Pyramid Pose

5. Warrior I

6. Lunge Variation

7. Low Lunge with Quad Stretch Variation

8. Pigeon Pose

9. Shoelace Pose

10. Reclined Spinal Twist

Yoga also helps make athletes(especially runners), more flexible.

Try to do each pose for 3-6 breaths (or 30-60 seconds) at least twice a week.

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Russell Wilson, Seahawks Player, Super Bowl 2014 champ, and celebrity yogi

 The entire roster also participates in yoga class, which players enjoyed so much last year as an optional activity that the staff decided to make it a mandated part of player workouts this year.

The big idea is that happy players make for better players. Everyone in the facility, from coaches and players to personal assistants and valets, is expected to follow Carroll’s mantras regarding positivity of thought, words and actions. “Do your job better than it has ever been done before,” he tells them.” 



“I have had students over the years, male students especially, that are like ‘I just started, how long before I can expect to touch my toes?’
To be honest, I don’t know because we’re all different, right? I would say this - do it everyday, or at least 5 times a week and then YOU tell me how long it takes.”

-Yogi Bryan Thomas photographed and interviewed for my book “Inside the Warrior - the Masculine Side of Yoga.” ©AmyGoalenPhotography