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Five yoga poses for softball

Updated: April 30, 2014, 1:30 PM ET
By Gwen Lawrence | Special to espnW.com

Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence chooses a sport and shows us the top five poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month, the focus is on softball.

Often yoga is thought of as a means to increase flexibility, but in my practice, I work with athletes on six aspects for success: balance, strength, flexibility, focus, breath work and mental toughness.

For softball players, the goal is to open key areas for range of motion, and to strengthen ...

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