Jamie Anderson might have won the gold medal in the women’s snowboarding slopestyle event, but instead of perhaps heading over to Disney World to celebrate her victory, she has opted to head for Wanderlust, a yoga retreat on the North Shore of Oahu. In fact, Jamie credits her yoga practice for helping her stay physically and mentally strong. She’s actually not the only one who feels that way in Sochi.
This year saw a rather significant number of Olympians-cum-yogis, so much so that if the United States Yoga Federation ever manages to make yoga asana, or posture yoga into an official Olympic sport, there would most likely be some cross-sport competitors. Quite a number of female Olympians have a tendency to share their yoga practice with others on social media platforms. These individuals include Jamie Anderson, Heather McPhie, Chandra Crawford, Shannon Deanne Bahrke and Gracie Gold, just to name a few.
However, these Olympians are not the only ones benefiting from yoga. For example, America’s coed luge team is partnering with Indian rival, Shiva Keshavan, in order to gain more tips and knowledge on stretching. “Yoga is something we have had with the team for a few years now, but Shiva and his wife know yoga well so they have been facilitating those sessions,” stated U.S. coach Mark Grimmette.
For Jamie, a 23-year-old snowboarder, she practices yoga on a regular basis. “My favorite poses are variations on the handstand and the scorpion. You have to use your whole body, it’s physically and mentally challenging. You have to find your balance in this uncomfortable position, so when you do it, you feel like you’re really overcoming an obstacle,” she described on the Today show. For the rest of the story, you can read it from here.
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