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LeBron James: Yoga Keeps Me Fit

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...

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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?