There are many misconceptions that exist regarding yoga. Some people think that those who engage in this holistic mind-body regimen must be slender, lithe individuals, but this is not the case. The relaxing exercise, which dates back several millennia, welcomes a variety of enthusiasts of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Take LeBron James, for example. The Miami Herald reports that the tall, powerfully built basketball star has a mix of endurance and defensive versatility on the court that is one of his team's keys to postseason success. It may come as a surprise to some individuals that James depends on yoga meditation to keep up his strength, flexibility and stamina.
Where exactly does the athlete practice yoga? He said that it is his secret to keep, but that he will continue using yoga to stay in shape and relieve stress.
"Does it work for everybody? I don't know," he told the news source. "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."
He added that being in optimal shape and staying on the court as long as possible are his goals, in terms of contributing to the team and leading them to a win.