“There is no way I could have played as long as I did without yoga”…… Kareem Abdul Jabber
This quote is from this piece if you want to read more:
The type of practice I would design for a roomful of basketball players would likely be different that that for a roomful of ballet dancers, or weight lifters, or people in rehab. But then the practices I would do within each group would be different each time, and for each person every time you come to the mat it is different.
I very much like Martin’s answer. Certainly you can use yoga as a therapeutic modality, or as a tool for increased flexibility, or sports performance. And it is both helpful and perfectly fine to do so. But the more you do it and the more deeply you do it the more you find that at its heart it is about the journey of self discovery and self acceptance, and connection to others and to all that is.