≡ Menu
YogaDork

sports

Speaking of yoga and football. Keith Mitchell, NFL linebacker-turned-yoga teacher is a prime example of an inspiring transition, and transformation, like whoa. In the late 90s, Keith Mitchell became a promising NFL defensive linebacker playing for the New Orleans Saints, the Houston Texans, and finally the Jacksonville Jaguars, where his career ended abruptly at age 31. [...]

6 comments

Last time we checked in with the Seattle Seahawks they were making history winning Super Bowl XLVII. Before that they were talking about changing the future of football with yoga and meditation, again, making history, albeit of a different kind. Could it be true? Can Seattle pull off another victory for the second year in [...]

1 comment

From Texas Rangers to Boston Red Sox, Robbie Ross the 25-year-old left-handed pitcher got the news he was traded to another team right in the middle of yoga class. Did you catch that? (pun intended) Two things: Firstly, Robbie Ross is a young pitcher who enjoys the benefits of yoga which is super cool. Secondly, he [...]

2 comments

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 [...]

0 comments

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 [...]

4 comments

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 [...]

7 comments

Let’s just start by staying this is a stupid argument with moot points. Nevertheless, Fox News is a force and when they start bringing on a “motivational speaker” hawking a book entitled ‘Grow a Pair’ to debate the merits of yoga and how America is getting wussier, we can’t just sit idly by in sukhasana. As [...]

39 comments

The heat is on! And that concludes our corny puns for the Miami Heat basketball team playing in the NBA finals this year, of which there are two clear superstars, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who are apparently both yogis!

12 comments

“I never used to stretch. I feel I can perform better when my body is stretched out. I’ve been thinking about doing yoga for about five years. I finally decided it was time to try it.” Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. shared with the press on Tuesday his secret weapon. Yoga.

1 comment