Ryan Giggs: World Famous Footballer Loves Yoga. ~ Edith Lazenby

Via Edie Lazenby
on Mar 18, 2013
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Hamstring Injury Leads to Yoga.

On March 5 Ryan Giggs played his 1,000th game of Football with Manchester United at the age of 39. He attributes much of his success to yoga, a practice he began after a hamstring injury.

And with age and yoga he has grown stronger and more able to play the game, without the inhibition of his nagging hamstring.

He released his Yoga DVD New Giggs Fitness in March of 2011. In the Independent he said the day of his injury:

“It was that day I just thought: ‘I need to do something, I need to not drink as much alcohol, I need to look at my diet, I need to do everything I can, my bed, cars—everything to stop this happening.’ The hamstring injuries were stopping me probably playing 10 or 15 games a season and I was coming up to 30.”

In British soccer, stretching is not a large part of training and his hamstring injury was not healing, so he made his way to a yoga teacher and started to practice. According to The Guardian he started his disciplined Hatha yoga regimen in 2003.

At age 36, he honored his Hatha yoga teacher upon receiving the award for the BBC Sports Personality.

Enjoy this video that shows how Giggs has prolonged his career:



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Ed: Brianna Bemel


About Edie Lazenby

Edith Lazenby's first love is poetry. Her second is yoga. Life unrolls in ways she could have never have imagined. She loves to love and live life daringly. Leap and the net will appear is how the saying goes but they don't tell you what to do after it disappears. Edith lives in Baltimore with her cat, Cucumber. She works all the time, it seems, these days. Life is good. Blessings are many.


2 Responses to “Ryan Giggs: World Famous Footballer Loves Yoga. ~ Edith Lazenby”

  1. Liana says:

    I love you for this footballing shout out!

    Whilst Giggs is not my fav footballer (he was in a LOT of trouble over here for Blighty for having affairs, one with his bro's wife (!) and trying to get a super injunction to stop the media publishing it!) you cannot deny that he is a great footballer and is ageing ridiculously well!

    And it's nice to see people who are typical yoga peeps in the news for looking after their bodies!

  2. Edie says:

    Glad you enjoyed it!