A lot of people that are unfamiliar with yoga write it off as simply stretching. This misperception of what yoga truly embodies is unfortunate because the innocent ignorance keeps so many people from experiencing the infinite benefits that come from the practice. In yoga, you never reach the peak, you never “get there,” you simply show up and practice and stay in love with the process of Getting Better EVEryday…mentally, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spirtually.
“My yoga practice has been a bedrock in my baseball career, my life, and my physical, mental, and spiritual fortitude. Without the introduction of yoga into my life’s path, I don’t believe that I would have been able to play professional baseball with a total hip replacement for as long as I have, if at all. The physical benefits of the practice are only the start of the good that yoga embodies. The mental strength that I have gained because of yoga’s presence in my life has been something I am unable to put a price on. ‘Infinite’ is the word I use to associate it with the most.”
7 years professional pitcher with over 700 innings pitched, all with a total hip replacement at the age of 19, and the only player in the history of the game to achieve this feat
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…In all you do. Expect excellence from yourself and do what it takes to consistently achieve your goals. Be ruthless about being a great teammate and a great person. Be ruthless about being the best student you can be day in and day out. Be ruthless about your work ethic and
perfecting your craft. Be ruthless in your commitment to your team and to your baseball and life journey.
In order to be successful in anything in life you must show up EVEryday. With true commitment comes many sacrifices that will need to be MADE along the way. If you don’t show up, then success will never come. If you do show up EVEryday and you commit yourself to your cause, success is inevitable.
Do not allow excuses to be part of your make up as a person or a player.
Regardless of how well you are doing, act like you have done it before and be humble about your success. Your sportsmanship needs to be the best in the league EVEryday. Practice humility in your family, in your game, in your school, and in your life. Lead by example.