Video: Randall Cobb Joins the Yoga Trend

Randall Cobb is one of a growing number of Packers players doing yoga to stay flexible and hopefully decrease injuries.

Courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb does yoga during a recent offseason workout.

The video accompanies an article published on Friday by reporter Tyler Dunne on yoga instructor Ryanne Cunningham of Flow Yoga Studios in De Pere, Wis., just a short drive from Lambeau Field.

While the names of several of Cunningham's clients are kept confidential, players openly discussing their participation include Cobb, Tramon Williams and Jarrett Bush.

Among the more interesting aspects of the article is the history of good health of the Packers players she's worked with:

This day, she bites her tongue. She doesn't want to sound arrogant and won't namedrop, either. But the players she works with, the regulars, have never suffered a muscular injury. Nagging aches players endured in years past have vanished under her watch.

And, oh, the few players who had hamstring issues in 2013 and stopped coming to her sessions? They reinjured their hamstrings.

Considering the rash of hamstring injuries that have plagued the Packers of late, the incorporation of yoga into their personal schedules seems to be something that can only help and at the very least, can't hurt.

Although he apparently uses a different instructor, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has also gotten into the yoga craze, crediting it—along with diet and exercise—for a loss of 11 lbs. during the offseason, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette and reporter Mike Vandermause.

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June 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

The guy that needs this the most is Clay Matthews, hes had a hamsting issue every year since turning pro. If yoga can put a stop to that then he needs to try it if nothing else.

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