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Top five yoga poses for basketball

Updated: December 18, 2013, 1:07 PM ET
By Gwen Lawrence | Special to espnW.com

In a new series, yoga professional Gwen Lawrence will choose a sport and show us the top five poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month, the focus is on basketball.

The key to using yoga to reduce the risk of injury in any sport is to be proactive, not reactive. In basketball, that means guarding against the tight hamstrings and sore hip flexors caused by pounding the floor at high speeds. Constant jumping, shooting and shot-blocking can create backaches ...

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