Caps Prospects Do Yoga

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Photo: @WashCaps

When Connor Carrick flew in from Michigan last night, he probably wasn’t expecting this. After an on-ice session Wednesday, Washington Capitals prospects did yoga. Namaste, boys.

The Caps Twitter account posted a few photos, but they let us down by not providing essential details. Was this hot yoga, power yoga, Ashtanga?

Did Andre Burakovsky perfect the Bound Lotus? Did Carrick show off his shoulder pressing pose? Was the adorable Jakub Vrana still smiling while doing the happy baby?

These are questions that will never be answered and that makes me sad. At least the pics made some of our female readers happy.

  • GraboviMyBozak

    Backstroms contract looks like such a steal. 6.7 mil while Toews and Kane are getting 10.5. He could have easily gotten 8.5 mil. Chicago is going to have some cap trouble next year for sure barring any trades of course.

  • Myan

    Looks like a Gentle Yoga class. Where’s the full pigeon pose?!

  • Sarah

    Pffft. Russians can do yoga WITH THEIR PETS ON THEM.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2rMAzWm3a8

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    I need a pic or I have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • Sarah

    I agree with Emily though. The gender ratio in yoga classes, sadly, is usually that far skewed in the other direction.

  • Simonezero

    I would like to see Braden Holtby doing yoga.

    What?

  • FNG

    Oh my, yes.

    What?

  • Sarah

    To clarify, and since the guys don’t have any eye candy:

  • JoeA

    I am will to bet that the room sounded like the Blazing Saddles Eating Beans Scene.

  • VeggieTart

    I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of goalies did yoga. They, more than any other player on the ice, need to be very flexible.

    Or do I need to get my mind back in the gutter?

  • VeggieTart

    Symphony of Flatulence, I believe it was called.

  • H70

    Who is the guy in the red? Because if that’s what the pose is supposed to look like, we’ve got a long way to go, lol.

  • Sarah

    Lol! Yes, the pose is called “Thread the Needle,” and it’s supposed to look like this. But whatever. #NiceScenery

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    That looks INCREDIBLY painful.

  • Stevarooni

    “Shouldn’t they be practicing Adho Mukha Svansana?”
    http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mike-milbury-nbc-hockey-analyst.jpg

    “Nah, I’m thinking more Urdhva Mukha Svansana”
    http://cdn.na16.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Kornheiser.jpg

    “You guys can show us good Marjaryasana pose”
    http://a.espncdn.com/i/mag/blog/Ovechkin350x350.jpg

  • Myan

    Yes thank you :) There are a dozen variations before you get to this pose…I still can’t do it :(

  • Myan

    Goalies MUST do yoga. I feel like a lot of goaltending is flexibility, balance, strength, and focus. Yoga helps you improve all of those things!

  • Sarah

    …but yes, VeggieTart, you should still get your mind back in the gutter. ;)

  • Rob

    Unfortunately, Laich’s still looks terrible.

  • Sarah

    Me neither, still can’t get my foot all the way to the back of my head. I sour grapes and tell myself it’s more sanitary that way.

  • Myan

    There’s a 65 year old woman in my yoga class and she’s been practicing since her early 20s…I am convinced that this sweet lady is purposely trying to embarrass me. She’s better than the instructor!

  • Sage Confucius

    Tim Thomas started yoga and won a Cup and a Vezina. Seems to work.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Thomas won the Cup and the Vezina because Obama was President.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON

  • Ben Hubbard

    Read this article. Now all ads are yoga ads.

  • Sarah

    The original, slightly misspelled names of Down Dog, Up Dog, and Cat Pose; Mike Milbury wearing a hideous tie, a guy wearing a shiny turban with a star on it, and lastly Caps player with goggles photoshopped on his eyes and something around his chin.
    DUH.

  • Stevarooni

    Milbury’s canine take on the Caps is well-documented, but not surprisingly there is no “choking dog” pose for Mr. Kornheiser’s famous Capitals observation. Sanskrit is not an option for google translate to invent such a pose name; I checked.

    (The post comes from the guy whose profile pic is a dog pushing a dog)

  • Sarah

    Ehhhhhaaaoh. Sorry, got confused.

  • JenniferH

    Uhm, yeah.

  • Stevarooni

    You got the most relevant name part, just maybe not the dog references from the not-too-distant past in the media which resulted in Ovi calling Milbury a “cat” on national tv in response. 8 points for Gryffindor!

  • Sarah

    Lol, seriously though, this is where it shows that I’m a Stars fan who hasn’t been in DC very long. Haven’t read the WaPo much in this life and must admit I didn’t recognize Kornheiser in that picture. So I was really lost. It’s funny now you explain it.

  • Fait

    I remember seeing a picture of Neuvy a season or two back in full, down on the ground splits. I couldn’t talk for a week.

  • VeggieTart

    You couldn’t talk or you couldn’t walk?

  • Sasha Liles

    I’m a female and I take great offense to your comment that women are going to be happy over this post. Who wants to see hunky men with great legs and butts fully clothed like that in a pretzel position? :)

  • Simonezero

    Exactly. The fact that I know he can do the splits, and the thought of seeing him do so in gym shorts… it’s just too much.

  • Owen Johnson

    I have a creepy mancrush on Holtby.

  • Sarah

    At least it’s not an extra creepy troll-crush, see way down below. Male trolls pretending to be human females write some really stomach-turning stuff about the guys. #EwGross

  • Owen Johnson

    THANKS OBAMA!!!!

  • Grooven

    Anything to help prevent those groin injuries and such…

  • CapNMac

    I will never be able to do the full pigeon, but the half pigeon is amazing for recovery from sciatic pain from a crushed disc between my L4 and L5.
    Half pigeon your rear leg lays flat out behind you and instead of bending up and back you lay forward down onto your forward perpendicular leg.

  • sheena dunn

    Try it and take a picture for us!! :-)

  • Guest

    I want to see Holts to this one! We all know he could do it!

  • Guest

    I google Yoga pose for beginners and this came up….beginner my ass

  • VeggieTart

    No way that’s a beginner’s pose.

  • VeggieTart

    So you’re objecting to the clothes?

  • Sarah

    Lol, yeah, that’s up there with the Lifetime Fitness website calling their yoga classes “All Levels.” DO NOT listen to them, and DO NOT go if you are a beginner. I see the occasional beginner show up and always feel sorry for them. #ouch

  • Sasha Liles

    Yes.

  • Golly Girl

    No photoshop on 3. Ovi, several years ago, in the all stars shoot out competition. On his chin is the chin strap thingy from the cowboy hat that slid off his head (which helps the goggles make a little more sense, I guess).

  • CapsPsycho

    Funny. If that’s yoga, then physical therapists are teaching yoga moves.

    My PT taught me that one to stretch hip flexors.