No, no, no...I'm not talking about yoga as an Olympic category. I'm talking about the many athletes, including the Olympians who include yoga and meditation in their lives. I was recently reading an articles in the Wall Street Journal, and came across many similarities among the athletes in the Olympics this year. Besides eating healthy and training, a lot of them practice yoga and meditation. For example, Elena Hight who is a professional snowboarder, says that she stays mentally focused and prepared by meditating on a daily basis. She does it almost every morning and every evening. She's also been doing yoga for quite some time. All of this helps her keep a clear mind and stay calm throughout an event and life in general. Then there's Jamie Anderson, another snowboarder who calms herself the night before a race by incorporating meditation and yoga.
Whether you are an athlete, Olympian, or just plain Jane or Joe; yoga and meditation can do wonders to your body and soul. It's not a religion, but a way of life.
Try it, be open-minded, and enjoy.