As this wrestling team learned, hot yoga is not just a good excuse to peel off your shirt, but a great way to become more attuned to your body, to condition it and push yourself to new extremes. And after all, this is what it is all about. Developing confidence and getting to know your body. And there is perhaps no better way to accomplish this than through the challenging poses of yoga.
This is no easy-going, relaxed activity. As Moody said, “Yoga is not a joke. Yoga is tough.” “It’s more intense than I thought it would be,” Colin adds. And the conditioning aspects have great carry-over value for sports like wrestling. “You use a lot of core strength,” adds Micah. “I’m down with anything that makes you more flexible,” points out James.
So, if you can find a class near you, I would definitely suggest giving hot yoga a try. You will develop strength and flexibility, inner toughness, as well as self-respect and an increased awareness of your own body.
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