“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Quote for the Day:
“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center.
Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member.
A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP.
In 1996, he was honoured as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time.
At the time of his retirement in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), minutes played (57,446), field goals made (15,837), field goal attempts (28,307), blocked shots (3,189), defensive rebounds (9,394), and personal fouls (4,657).
He remains the all-time leading scorer in the NBA, and is ranked 3rd all-time in both rebounds and blocks. In 2007, ESPN voted him the greatest center of all time, in 2008, they named him the “greatest player in college basketball history” and in 2016, they named him the second best player in NBA history (behind Michael Jordan).
Abdul-Jabbar has also been an actor, a basketball coach, and a best-selling author. In 2012, he was selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador. In 2016, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama
Ryan Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history. He played in over 1,000 professional games. Including 963 appearances, 168 goals and 34 honours for Manchester United. That’s a long and very successful career for any sort of sportsman
What is one thing the two most decorated men in Basketball and football and the length of their careers have in common?
“I believe that yoga is one of the reasons that I was able to play as long and as healthy as I did,” Abdul-Jabbar says. “Yoga is somewhat hard to quantify in terms of benefits because you see them in all the injuries you don’t get.”
But Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t always injury-free.
“For me I noticed improvement in my posture – that was key for me because I had been having lower back problems,” Abdul-Jabbar states. “After I started doing yoga positions – asanas — all that changed. My health greatly improved overall.”
Abdul-Jabbar became interested in yoga breathing during his first year of high school. Not until 1976 did he actively begin doing asanas. Today, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer does some kind of yoga or stretching five or six days a week. His son even teaches yoga.
“I do Bikram yoga and a number of other styles too,” Abdul-Jabbar says. “People who tend to get into yoga often do what I call a ‘yoga tour’ — trying different styles and techniques. Eventually you find the one that is your niche .”
Ryan Giggs said towards the end of his distinguished career,
“Yoga has definitely helped me, it helps me train every day because it gives me the flexibility and the strength not only to play the game, but to train as well.”
I have been doing yoga everyday to recover from my injury, my physiotherapist says it is the best exercise to help me recover from my injury as it sends the blood flowing through the injured area whilst, mobilizing the joints and stretching and strengthening the muscles.
I was meant to be in Morocco on my retreat at the amazing 5 Star Magazan resort at the moment, but instead I am off to Dingwall today to have my first session of hydrotherapy at the Puffin Pool. Hydrotherapy is recommended by doctors and physiotherapists to speed up rehabilitation after injuries and operations and as part of self-care for painful long term conditions. If you have a painful or disabling condition affecting your joints, bones, muscles or neurological system, hydrotherapy might help.
I believe using alternative therapy along with my daily yoga practice will speed up my recovery and enable my body to start 2017 even stronger and healthier.
I have changed my yoga retreat to Saturday March 18th to 25th and if you would like to introduce yoga into your life or strengthen your daily practice why not come and join me at The Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort the new five-star luxury destination in El Jadida Morocco
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The location is amazing.
It is a truly unique coastal destination resort, less than an hour drive south of Casablanca and set in a region abounding in contrasts that has preserved all its authenticity.
Rooms and suites overlook the lagoon, the golf course, the swimming pool and the patio, plunging down to the sea from the terraces and offering a 180-degree view over the Atlantic Ocean. The view will take your breath away.
It really is the little things that are the difference between winning and losing in life.
Make sure you do the right things at the right time, everyday.
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