The 2016-17 Presidents’ Trophy winners Washington DC based professional ice hockey team Washington Capitals (Caps) is offering free yoga sessions held in the morning of each Caps game day in upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs April 12 to 26.
Called “Playoff Stress Yoga”, Caps team yoga instructor Kelly Moore will host these yoga sessions on the rooftop of Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington (Virginia). These one-hour workouts begin at 06:30 am, which are open to the public on a first come first serve basis but the participants have to complete an RSVP form. First class will be held on April 13, when Caps head into their first round matchup with Toronto Maple Leafs, and the last seventh class will be held on April 25.
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Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, says Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, noted.
According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to a “2016 Yoga in America Study”, about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image.