Any athlete has the potential to benefit from yoga by adding it to his or her training regimen.  The importance of yoga cannot be stressed enough.  It helps strengthen all of the smaller stabilizing muscles that are vital in protecting your joints, spine, and other important structures in the body.  It is beneficial for recovering from injuries, helps elongate muscles after intense exercise, and as an end result can help athletes prevent further injury.  By learning Yoga, you can change your perception of life; you will learn to open your mind, move with ease and increase your flexibility.