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It’s not a stretch to say yoga gaining popularity with Nationals
And Harper, who began doing it with his father, Ron, to help loosen the hamstrings and quad muscles that seemed constantly tight after his years as a catcher in high school and college, highlighted the attention it’s helped him pay to his breathing.
“I think that’s the biggest thing that people don’t really know, especially when you’re doing the Bikram,” said Harper, who would do it three or four times a week in the offseason. “You’ve got to focus on your breathing, and it really helps you out when you’re playing. … I saw major improvements in my flexibility. I felt a little faster, more limber, it was pretty cool.”
And that leg tightness?
“Gone,” Harper said. “I love it.”
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