“This sh** is hard,” says one NBA player when describing yoga in an article in the online magazine Slam about the growing interest of yoga in the NBA. Some teams have on-site teachers during the season, while others direct their players to practice during off-season.
In the piece, author Kyle Stack talks about how yoga helps NBA players deal with the intense stress and strain of their job–and the clash of cultures that can happen when yoga meets the money, fame, and pressure that goes with professional sports.
instructor on the payroll is fairly surprising,” he writes. “Yoga has a fundamental
association with nature and soft music and showing one’s sensitive side.
That doesn’t jive with an NBA environment that is filled with
aggressiveness, even ruthlessness. ‘Soft’ doesn’t work; NBA players can
read through someone trying to tap into their inner self.“
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