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Miami Heat hoops star LeBron James recently credited yoga for his peak physical performance. In an article in the Miami Herald by Joseph Goodman called “LeBron James’s big ‘secret’: yoga,” the superstar 250-pound athlete says that yoga contributes to his stamina on the court:
“Does it work for everybody? I don’t know,” James said Friday. “I’m not a
guru about how to be in the best condition — don’t let me sit here and
tell you that. But it works for me.”
We can’t say for sure, but we suspect that James’s yoga practice might also be cultivating a mental attitude of presence. When asked about his future in the NBA, he said: “I can’t live in the future, I’ve got to live right now.” Very yogic, indeed.
We want to know: How has yoga changed how you perform other athletic pursuits?