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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Robert Ayers gets his yoga on.

Oh, we love news like this. It's offseason for football, but that means it's the perfect season for yoga! While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wait for training camp to start, many of the players are getting in some regular yoga practice to stay quick and nimble, or solid and balanced, depending on their position, of [...]

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Snow Boarding

Snowboarding isn't new to yoga (neither is snow for that matter!), and X Games champ Jamie Anderson certainly isn't new to yoga, either. After winning gold in the first ever Olympic slopestyle event at the 2014 Sochi Games, Anderson spoke about her affinity for yoga. "When you do it, you feel like you’re really overcoming [...]

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The Warriors with Head Coach Steve Kerr | image credit: Sam Forencich/NBAE

Sure lots of pro athletes do yoga asanas, but how many meditate or consider themselves "mindful"...and are on a hot winning streak?

Enter the team with the best start to a season in any American professional sport ever! 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors.

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LeBron James leads yoga at Nike basketball Academy inn June. | photo credit: @sheilamikailli

LeBron James is teaching the youth all about the yog. LeBron, known to us as LeBrogi, seems he's been keeping up with his Lebroga, and he's been teaching it to the kids, too. (And by kids we mean up-and-coming basketballers, as well as some lucky little mini pre-adults.) According to Isaiah Taylor, a talented athlete [...]

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Kevin-Love-yoga

In case there was any confusion, men practice yoga, too. And we'd be willing to bet there's a bunch of skeptical guys out there who have tried yoga simply because they'd heard some of their favorite professional athletes have taken to the practice to better their game, as well as their bodies, their minds and [...]

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keith-mitchell-yoga

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. [...]

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super-yoga-bowl-xlix

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 [...]

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Robbie-Ross-pitch-yoga

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 [...]

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canucks-yoga-on-ice

You're not hallucinating, people have willingly chosen to do yoga on a thick sheet of freezing cold ice. It may have had something to do with the presence of strapping Vancouver Canuck Shawn Matthias, along with fellow handsome teammates Alex Burrows, Bo Horvat, and Zack Kassian, yogaing, getting twisted, and breathing hot air steam clouds [...]

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