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Clemson University's football coach shows us his unique style of yoga in this cute promotional video from the school's sports department. The usually intense Coach Brent Venebles' leads a somewhat intense, yet relaxed-ish yoga class with a bunch of willing, and maybe a tad confused, students. The YouTube description reads:  "Coach Venables isn't always the [...]

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Aaron-Rodgers-green-bay-yoga

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 [...]

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slopestyle-yogis

The first ever Olympic snowboard slopestyle competition happened this past weekend in Sochi and it's safe to say American Jamie Anderson captured the gold medal with some real panache. Knocking out almost perfect runs, 23-year-old Anderson stayed cool under the pressure, but the experience wasn't without its extremely stressful moments. "I was really just trying [...]

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football-field-yoga-mat

The Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl and now everyone's going crazy for yoga! An odd statement(!) to make unless you've been keeping up with how the Seahawks have taken on yoga and meditation practices to improve their overall game and potentially the future of football. Has interest in yoga increased for the football-loving sports [...]

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denver-broncos-yoga

The Denver Broncos Head Coach may have nixed the yoga program a few years ago, but that hasn't stopped some of the players from getting their weekly practice in on the mat. It's an interesting story, really. It was 2009 when Josh McDaniels was hired as the Broncos Head Coach and poo-pooed the regular yoga [...]

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Kansas City Chiefs v Washington Redskins

Kick. Throw. Catch. Tackle. Run! Clearly all very yoga-like things to do, yeah? OK, maybe not (unless you're in a class like this). But, bend, stretch, breathe, relax seem to be very football-like things to do lately and it's really helping, according to some players who've made the practice part of their conditioning ritual. For Dwayne [...]

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calvin-johnson-yoga

And then there are days we cheer for football players practicing yoga! Sure it's not new news anymore, per se (heck, it seems there are more football players doing yoga now than not -- which is also not true...yet), but it is good news! While the whole "yoga is for girls" line is played out like bro-tastic beer commercials [...]

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world-series-yoga-pants-2013

What happens when two baseball teams playing each other in the World Series both have classy branded yoga pants AND yoga classes inside their stadiums? A right yoga rivalry! It's true, both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox have offered yoga in their home stadiums and shwaggy yoga pants. BUT, will that have [...]

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iowa-state-basketball-yoga

In the latest round of yoga in sports news, Iowa State is next to incorporate yoga into their basketball team's pre-season training. Granted, yoga in sports is nothing new, but it does elevate our prana to see more and more athletes enjoy the benefits of the practice. Coaches are always looking to keep pre-season training [...]

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South Sydney Recovery Session

Well, fish and chips, if this video of England National Rugby guys practicing yoga doesn't have us rightly chuffed! These days it's not just American pro athletes taking the benefits of yoga seriously as a true way to stretch, breathe, relax, rehabilitate and pre-habilitate, preventing injuries on and off the field. Props for the blocks. [...]

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