Category Archives: Yoga for Athletes

Olympic Special: Pro Athletes Who Do Yoga

With the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in full swing, we’re taking a look at some pro athletes – from football players to tennis champs – who include yoga in their health and fitness regimes: During his pro career, former … read more

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Bikram Yoga for NBA & NFL Pros

By Noa Glow We’ve given examples of high-profile athletes who swear by yoga … well, here are three more to add to the list! NBA All-Star Joe Johnson and NFL Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver Torrey Smith … read more

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Yoga for Basketball Players

Bikram Yoga for Ballers With fans in withdrawal thanks to an NHL lockout, we thought we’d turn our attention to the NBA, which is currently in full swing. As it turns out, hockey players aren’t the only athletes who include … read more

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More Athletes Who Love Bikram Yoga

The list of jocks sweating it out in the hot room is growing, thanks to the amazing benefits of Bikram Yoga. From weight loss to building stamina to improving strength, endurance and flexibility, more and more athletes are finding that … read more

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Why Every Athlete Should Do Yoga: Rich Roll

[Image credit: MindBodyGreen /] An article by Ultraman World Champion Rich Roll has gone viral – for good reason. Here’s a recap of Roll’s top reasons why every athlete – and, in fact, every human being – should do … read more

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Yoga for Hockey Players

Love it or hate it, Stanley Cup season is upon us. In honour of “Canada’s national past time,” we’re naming hockey players who swear yoga helps keep them at the top of their game. Are you a hockey player looking … read more

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True Energy = Bikram Yoga + Distance Running

  When did you decide to incorporate Bikram Yoga into your training as an ultra marathon runner, and why? I fully incorporated Bikram Yoga into my training in December of 2010 thanks to its tremendous benefits, which happen to be … read more

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Bikram Yoga for Pro Athletes

  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whom many consider to be the greatest centre in basketball history, was one of the first pro athletes to cross-train with Bikram Yoga. A close friend of Bikram Choudhury, Abdul-Jabbar credits the yoga … read more

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Student Profile: Richard C.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Richard C., a regular at Bikram Yoga Vancouver’s Kitsilano Studio, tells us why he’s grateful to have Bikram Yoga in his life – and how it helped him complete his very first Ironman Canada triathlon … read more

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Student Profile: Rob

Despite jogging, lifting weights, biking, hiking, rock climbing, skiing and playing hockey (phew!), Rob, an environmental assessment biologist, makes time for three to four Bikram Yoga classes a week. He recently celebrated his one-year yoga anniversary at Bikram Yoga Vancouver’s … read more

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