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LeBron James: Basketball Superstar, LeBroga Yogi

in YD News, Yoga in Sports

Students at Holy Cross Elementary School must’ve been praying extra hard! This past Monday basketball superstar LeBron James made a special visit to the school, for yoga class! Yep, 26 lucky kiddles got to practice with the b-baller as part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Fit as a Pro program. And they even got to use special Cavaliers yoga mats – (only LeBron gets his name on one though.)lebron james yoga headstand sirsasana

The pics of the event are priceless. As is LeBron’s endorsement of yoga as part of his fitness regime, credited for keeping him on top of his game. And of course the Cavaliers program that promotes fitness and inspires kids.

We’ve heard of yoga in lots of other pro sports these days…football, baseball, golf…Other basketball yogis? The most famous Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Bikramite:  “My friends and teammates think I made a deal with the devil. But it was yoga that made my training complete,” he said in a 1992 Men’s Health article.  Right on. With Bikram though his friends and teammates were probably right.. ohh we kid.

Got to LeBron’s blog for more pics of LeBroga!

LeBron James Trades His Basketball for a Yoga Mat [NBA.com]

8 comments… add one
  • I’m a lifelong basketball player (decent) and, for the last 7 years, an avid (if mediocre) yogi. I wrote up this on Yoga & Basketball: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2008/12/yoga-for-basketball/

    LeBron is amazing—his appreciation for yoga could go a long way toward reducing basketball injuries, increasing stamina, and opening minds and hearts, but we don’t have to tell ’em about that part).

    I’ll link to it from my post. Thanks for that!

  • admin

    Hey Waylon, thanks for the link! great post about yoga & basketball. It’s so cool to see pro athletes appreciating yoga and choosing to share it with kids who look up to them.

  • manimaran

    i learn lot of things fron james

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