Bryce Harper, currently in the midst of a 2-for-24 slump, bringing his age-19 numbers back to merely historic levels, has said that he is looking for “some mellowness.” For those thinking he should try yoga, well, turns out he’s already a studied master of the art. Yes, these are all real poses.
This pose strengthens legs, core, and increases balance. Oddly enough, does not improve ballroom dancing ability, but greatly helps with modern hip-hop styles.
Named for the fierce warrior, Virabhadra, who had one thousand heads, one thousand eyes, one thousand feet, and wielding one thousand clubs. Should he have had two thousand eyes? Sure, that’s debatable. This will strengthen your abdomen, core, and the burning fire for justice in your chest.
Extended Side Angle
Coming out of Warrior II pose, this pose opens the body from the feet to the fingers, energizing it. Tip: Do not use with Phiten Energy Bracelets. It could overload the body.
Half Upright Seated Angle
Stretching the hips and chest, this move can also be done with a yoga strap around the foot for beginners. FUN FACT: This was Ty Cobb’s favorite piece of yoga.
The Half-Prayer Twist
While this opens the hips and chest, it can exacerbate recent injuries to each. This pose is also a great first move for Michael Jackson numbers.
Five Pointed Star
A basic-level pose, this pose opens and energizes the body. It also keeps bears away.
Helping guard against asthma and back pain while strengthening the spine and buttocks, it is also the yogic pose frequently adopted during high school fights.
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