NHL.com reports that half of the team is now hitting the mat.
Player, Jay Rosehill, says he wished he was more committed to his practice:
“I have a half-assed downward dog. I started doing it once a week in the summer and I admit I felt better...I was enjoying it. I told myself I would do it through the year but I haven’t. I think I’m that in between guy. I support it but I don’t do it.”Joffrey Lupul, who has suffered from back injuries, looked to yoga as a form of rehabilitation:
“If you were to tell me four years ago I would be doing yoga and Pilates, I would have said you were crazy. My downward facing dog is a work in progress. The whole thing is tough but anything I can do to get the most out of my body, I am going to do.”Apparently yoga began with the Leafs four years ago when veterans Tie Domi and Eric Lindros said they started practicing.
6-foot-4 Cody Franson, says of his practice:
“Yoga is friggin’ hard, man. I struggle to keep a pose for more than 15 seconds.”When asked what his favorite pose was, Cody replied:
“The last one. The one where you get to just lie there.”Namaste to that!