Before every game, the Washington Capitals usually play soccer. That’s what you get when half your team is European.

The players usually form a circle and kick a soccer ball around in the air. In addition to waking up their muscles and tuning hand-eye coordination, the kickaround is a common team-building activity.

Except tonight, either because the players wanted to change things up due to their seven-game losing streak or because they forgot to pack the right equipment– the players used a giant yoga ball instead of soccer ball. CSN opened their telecast with a clip. It was silly.

Then CSN showed Caps goaltender Braden Holtby tossing two bouncy balls against the wall. Trippy. Use the loop in this GIF to achieve mindfulness.

If the Caps beat the Habs tonight, it will not be because of hard work, team strategy, or good luck. It will be because #YogaSoccer.

GIFs by welshhockeyfan

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  • Mama

    Whatever the hell it takes, man.

  • Brouwer Rangers

    I can’t stop watching that GIF. What’s going on in the game? Anything good?

  • Simonezero

    Ballance ball! I’ll leave my comment regarding Holtby out, it would only be inappropriate.

  • It’s only weird if it doesn’t work ….

  • VeggieTart

    Caps up 4-0 after two. Ovi, Erskine (yes, you read that right), Beagle (yes, you read that right), and Carlson. Price was pulled for Budaj. Outshooting 27-7 or so.

  • Shaun Phillips

    In my mind, I’m doing #YogaSoccer in the same voice as Street Fighter II “Yoga Fire/Flame.”

  • Myan

    We need to play soccer with a yoga ball during every warm up.

  • JenniferH

    Yes, we do.

  • Yo8

    Tretiak probably judging Holtby right now.

  • Cole

    That gif is mesmerizing…

    Nice loop to whoever made it.