Skip to main content

UNORTHODOX TRAINING METHOD Myles Turner does Yoga in a room full of live wasps

myles turner yoga

NBA players have different ways of preparing themselves and staying in top physical and mental shape. There are numerous stories about hour-long workouts many NBA greats did to get better at their craft. Some of them are somewhat unusual, and the recent story Indiana Pacers center Miles Turner shared on Pull Up Podcast, proves just that. Interestingly enough, Turner does yoga, and most of the people would think that is pretty standard because several NBA players are doing the same thing as a part of their workout regime. However, his yoga classes in this specific case include wasps as well.

Turner explained his yoga teacher is very unorthodox and that wasps help people work on their focus and staying locked in throughout the class. When he started with yoga classes, Turner didn't expect that wasps are a vital part of those sessions, but soon he realized that if he doesn't bother them, they won't bother him.

"It makes you really focused on your breath. My yoga teacher, she is crazy. So we do a lot of unorthodox stuff. Her studio, there is a whole bunch of wasps, like legit wasps that are flying around. I thought that was the weirdest thing, but it's actually intentional. She put it in there to make you locked in and not focused on the wasps. If you don't mess with them, they won't mess with you. There is this weird balance thing she tried to preach to me."

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

After a while, Turner got so used to having wasps during his yoga classes that he didn't even know they were there. Turner thinks it's all about not losing composure and staying in perfect body and mind balance, which sharpens focus.

"I got to the point where I don't even know they are there. They are just flying around, you hear them. One landed on me one time, and I was able to stay in my pose, but that is the focus you get overtime and get better with it."

Ja Morant's Brand Could Grow Like LeBron James In Cleveland, Marketing Experts Say

Ja Morant's brand could grow like the one from LeBron James in Cleveland, marketing experts say

Amid Ja Morant's best season, marketing experts foresee his brand reaching the heights the same way LeBron James did back in Cleveland

Kevin Durant responds to the notion that the Golden State Warriors replaced him with Andrew Wiggins and still made it to the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant responds to the notion that the Golden State Warriors replaced him with Andrew Wiggins and still made it to the NBA Finals

When posed with the question of whether the Warriors replaced him with Wiggins, Durant responded by basically saying Warriors fans need to get over him leaving

Steph Curry and Draymond Green predicted the Warriors will be back in the NBA Finals

Draymond Green and Steph Curry predicted that the Golden State Warriors will again be in the NBA Finals: "Don't want to see us next year"

We look back at the predictions Green and Curry made over a year ago when everyone thought the Warriors are finally done

I do think if I played in 2022 I would do well” - Muggsy Bogues believes he could succeed in the modern NBA

“I do think if I played in 2022 I would do well” - Muggsy Bogues believes he could succeed in the modern NBA

Bogues found a way to make a name for himself in the NBA during the 1990s, but would he have been as successful in the modern era of the NBA?

Giannis makes it clear why L.A. might not be the right place for him

Giannis Antetokounmpo on why L.A. is not the right place for him: "This city's not for me."

Giannis thinks Los Angeles is no the right city for him after visiting an expensive restaurant

dennis-rodman-madonna-min

Dennis Rodman on his first night with Madonna: "I wasn't the only one there!"

Rodman also once revealed Madonna offered him $20 million to get her pregnant. What a crazy relationship!

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade

That time the NBA banned Dwyane Wade's migraine goggles

The NBA cited a rather odd reason for banning the tinted goggles.