Athletes who yoga: Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is a professional boxer from the United States. He is a former World Undisputed Champion in both cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname “The Real Deal”. Holyfield won the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He is the only boxer to win the World Heavyweight title four times.

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Athletes who yoga: Ian Thorpe

Ian James Thorpe OAM (born 13 October 1982), nicknamed the Thorpedo and Thorpey, is an Australian swimmer who specialises in freestyle, but also competes in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and with three gold and two silver medals, was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Athletes Who Yoga: Carl Lewis and Cathy Freeman

Frederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a former American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championship medals, of which 8 were gold.

Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman, OAM (known as Cathy Freeman) (born 16 February 1973) is an Australian Aboriginal sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres event. She became the Olympic champion for the women’s 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at which she lit the Olympic flame.

Jess Eddie: Grabyourbigtoe Eddie


Hello, I’m Jess Eddie.

Most of my days I am rowing, dreaming of the North and planning where to go for dinner

If I’m feeling naughty I love to Eat several bowls of mixed up cereals In a row…..

If I’m feeling nice I love to have a wander through the National Portrait Gallery and imagine my face on a wall

Once upon a moment I went to my yoga class and I thought If I get really good at this maybe I could levitate…

One time, during alfresco yoga the wind changed and I was stuck in The crow and it blew me over landing flat on my face for a couple of days. That will teach me.

One day, when I rule the world and it is law to eat sandwiches all the live long day I will also be able to do an unassisted headstand.

When you speak to me of yoga matters please refer to me by my yoga super hero name of Grabyourbigtoe Eddie

If I have one piece of yoga advice for you it’s this: Never do yoga with the rage, you’ll just end up hurting more!