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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Gets Yoga Smart

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It’s not football season, but Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t taking much time off. In fact, he’s making sure he gets sufficient time in for yoga. At the ripe age of 30, which is (ridiculously) over the hill in professional sports land, Rodgers is feeling “comfortable now in my own skin.” He sees it as an opportunity to do great things: ”You turn 30, I don’t know, life is exciting again; thirties is when you’ve got it all figured out. You start reaching some of your goals, and achieving some great things,” Rodgers told USA Today.

Wise old (young) man! Oh yeah, and he’s pretty keen on yoga practice as well as living and eating more healthily. ”I’ve had a lot of fun with challenging my body the last few years to get in really good shape,” Rodgers said. “That’s eating and doing some smart things off the field, with yoga and better, more-efficient workouts.”

When asked about his 11 pound weight loss during offseason thanks to yoga, Rodgers took the time to clear the air:

Rodgers: ”I wouldn’t put a whole lot into that story. … I’ve come into most offseasons the last three or four years before this one between 225 and 230. This offseason, I was better about my diet and I did yoga. (I was asked) what I did differently, I said I did more yoga this offseason. But (it wasn’t mentioned) that I’ve been trying to eat a lot better the last few years as I’ve gotten older. So I just (said) last year I came in around 230 in April and this year I was a little under 220. Eating well, working out and yoga combination.”

The Green Bay Packers have been known to dabble in down dog, along with many other football teams, and Super Bowl Champs, who’ve found the practice of yoga and meditation to show real benefits on and off the field. Hey guys, so balance and agility and focus are super helpful, but levitation would really come in handy. Keep practicing!

[via USA Today]

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