Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Yoga as Preventative Medicine

"Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that's the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it's unequaled."

-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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