Bruins Centerman Ryan Spooner Loves Hot Yoga

He 'Googled' the benefits and thought he'd give it a try.

Hot yoga is being studied as a possible treatment for a variety of medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and even back pain. But what about improving hockey skills? Maybe.

Ryan Spooner, the Bruins centerman, who according to media reports my cubemate is “primed to have a breakout season,” has been keeping in tip top shape this offseason by taking hot yoga classes. In fact, the 23-year-old says that he’s been practicing his postures for the last two summers. “If I’m doing a lot of weights, I get extremely tight. [Stretching out] helps me a lot,” he says. “I Googled the benefits, and it said if you’re flexible, you’re 50 percent stronger. Not sure if it’s true, but def trying it out.”

If it’s good enough for pro athletes, then perhaps we office dwellers should give it a go.