Shannon Turley, sports performance director of Stanford Football, joins Sonia Jones, Sonima founder, in a fascinating conversation on the benefits of a yoga practice for competitive athletes. Though other coaches have teased Turley and his “alternative” tactics, Turley stands firm that yoga, the breath, and mindfulness are part of his team’s special sauce that not only helps them win, but helps improve player morale on and off the field. Mobility, strength, and posture have all improved for Stanford’s players since implementing yoga into the training curriculum. Enjoy this peek inside the Stanford Football philosophy, and watch Sonia join Turley in some Warrior poses!

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