Regarded by some as the greatest player of all time. Love him or hate him one thing is for sure - "The Chosen 1" LeBron James was blessed with a lot of physical talent and a strong body.
"I have focused on working hard to maximize those gifts." James has said. As he's matured, part out of necessity and part out of pride, he's serious about preparing and maintaining his body for the rigors of an NBA season. That includes a wide range of measures from diet and recovery techniques to the Vajrasana, Virasana and the particularly stunning Salamba Sarvangasana. (Don't worry - we won't quiz you on those yoga pose names!)
The positions increase flexibility in areas athletes don't always pay attention to but basketball (and all athletes!) players need. Such as ankles, shoulders and hips. "It is something that really can help your balance," James said. "I had some lower back problems a few years ago and once I started to do the yoga, it has helped them go away for now. Of course we can stretch but stretching only goes so far."
"Yoga isn't just about the body, it's also about the mind and it's a technique that has really helped me," James said. And even more than that yoga increases your slow twitch muscle fibers which increase endurance. Barely getting 5 minutes rest in a NBA game, James credits his stamina to his yoga practice.
Join us Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 6pm for RAW Yoga Mobility Training. Class also offered on Friday at 7pm (Glow in the dark!) and Saturday mornings at 9am.
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO STEP INTO THE STUDIO AND SEE WHAT YOUR BODY IS MADE OF. WE GUARANTEE THAT WHATEVER PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS YOU HAD ABOUT YOGA AND THE BENEFITS IT CAN HAVE ON YOUR BODY WILL DISAPPEAR. WE ARE SO CONFIDENT, THAT IF YOU DON'T BREAK A SWEAT AND DON'T FIND VALUE YOUR CLASS IS FREE.
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