We're heading into the end of March Madness, where college basketball teams compete for some sort of crown, won by a crazy system of elimination and these bracket things with spreads and steals. Intense but also a breeding ground for great stories.
Loyola Chicago was the underdog at the start of the tournament and riding a wave of steady playing, good games + WINS are now inching closer to an historic win.
If this hometown team keeps it up, sounds like the start of the next Rudy-esq sports blockbuster...
they even have a built-in media darling: their 98 year old nun/roadie Basketball Chaplain cheering them on at each game.
We can hear it now: Sr. Jean, Sr. Jean, Sr. Jean.
Great. But what the heck does this have to do with yoga?
Consistency creates change. Recovery is important.
The players at Loyola steadily applied themselves, built their team, their skills and their expertise to get to where they are. Like a consistent yoga practice, every time you step on your mat you're creating better patterns for your body + mind. A regular RECOVERY class helps your body function better, chills out your nervous system and is the perfect way to flush out tension.
These players know how important deep stretching, cross training + recovery time is for the body. Take a page from their book and test it out. If you routinely add Athletes R+R (coming back weekly after spring break) to your fitness routine, you will feel better in your body.
Cinderella stories don't come out of no where.
Wins, peak performance and a healthy body take work.
Today, this is the "work" you need.
Recovery is important. Got it.... BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NUN???
Well, not totally sure how Sister Jean relates to our class this afternoon other than we like her story. She's 98, a super enthusiastic die-hard fan and we can see her being carried around on the shoulders of the team should they win this championship... There is surely a connection to yoga somewhere. (Does she practice yoga with the team?? Can someone find out??)
So, whether you're planning to watch the Loyola game right after class or you're just saying to yourself I wish she would shut up about sports, join us!
ATHLETES R+R PLUS Saturday 3.24 4:00-5:15pm