Whether March Madness entices you back onto the court for a game of HORSE or you regularly play pickup, adding yoga to the mix will improve your basketball-specific strength, flexibility, and focus. Yoga’s benefits can truly refine your game. Use these poses to get started.
OPTIONS You can use these poses in two different ways.
WARMUP For a dynamic warmup before practice, do the first three poses as a flow, moving breath to breath through the poses.
STRETCH For a post-game stretch, hold each pose for 10 slow, deep breaths or more.
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