Birmingham Barons right-hander Dylan Cease has yet to explore what yoga might do for his body, but the Chicago White Sox pitching prospect has already fully embraced the mental aspect of the ancient discipline.
It all started when Cease, who has a 23-inning scoreless streak for the Barons, watched a YouTube video featuring a popular yogi named Sadhguru early last year.
"I saw the video and I started reading his books," said Cease, ranked No. 44 among MLB.com's top 100 prospects. "I just liked what he said. He clicked with me.Read More
Light pours in. Birdsong. Anticipation. What is a realized being like? I wonder. Artificiality of spirit and existence is flooding the American consciousness – I can’t speak beyond that; some are breathing through straws, some are battling, some believe, some die, snap, sleep for days on end, get stoned, some awaken. But, to be on the top of the pyramid of thought or knowledge or leadership, what might that look like?Read More
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's YouTube videos, which mostly take the form of five-minute answers to deep questions, have eclipsed 100 million views. His is a globetrotting schedule—conducting large-scale meditation workshops, building schools, battling deforestation, lecturing for assemblies like the United Nations and World Economic Forum—but the self-described "yogi, mystic and visionary" got in 29 rounds last year.
"When the entire population of the world attains enlightenment, I'll retire and play golf every day," he says, and it's oddly hypnotic the way his white beard bounces as he laughs. He has to tie it so it doesn't interfere with his swing. He almost always brings his clubs on the road, eschews carts, and prefers parkland courses to links.Read More