LA Dodgers Get Their Yoga On
Katherine Roberts is the Los Angeles Dodgers' team yoga instructor (that's Katherine with Dodger, Manny Ramirez).
So how is yoga for pro-baseball players different than a regular practice?
"With the Dodgers, I primarily work on hips and low back because that also relates to more shoulder mobility. We do lots of yoga posturesto strengthen the shoulders to create more mobility in the thoracic spine as well as the shoulders, because that helps."
And here's a typical sequence:
"What I will do is I will go from like a Warrior 2 pose to a balancing-half-moon pose because it helps (them) understand shifting weight from the back leg to the front leg, which helps with their hitting, or throwing, or pitching or whatever it is."