It's a rare athlete who dismisses yoga out of hand. Most athletes — whether we ride, run, kayak, climb, hike, or anything else — understand that it would be niceto learn yoga, as a way to improve our core strength and flexibility. Most of us leave it at that, though; we'd do yoga if we had more time. With time at a premium for most of us, though, we deprioritize yoga as one of hundreds of things we'll "maybe try during the off-season."
In this episode of the GU Energy Labs Pinnacle Podcast, pro athlete and GU community honcho Yuri Hauswald — along with friends and fellow yogis Pam Maldonado (Yuri's yoga instructor for seventeen years) and Nick Gould (a pro cyclist and yoga instructor) — make a strong case for why every athlete needs to find the time to bring yoga into their routine, no matter what their primary endeavor.
Whether you're already a yoga practitioner, are interested (but too busy), or even if you're skeptical of yoga, you need to give this episode of the Pinnacle a listen.