Another team picks up yoga for a competitive edge

Washington Post Maryland football players, coaches hope yoga will help team strike a balance: Sure, the University of Maryland had a worse-than-mediocre football team last year, but, never fear, yoga’s here to transform the players into mindful warriors.

Sure, the YogaChai exercises the players endured were meant to increase their functional flexibility — which in turn, Maryland coaches hope, will improve speed and agility, not to mention help prevent injury — but the various poses they’ve practiced are meant to discipline their awareness as much as stretch their bodies.

I do applaud UMd football for incorporating yoga into their training regime. I just hope that when they have another losing record that it be blamed on the ineffectiveness of yoga. Also see the video and photos.