Yoga’s cult status may be in part because of its celebrity following in the sports world

.Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, Lakers basketball star, was a devoted yoga fan throughout his career, and tennis star John McEnroe practised yoga to extend his game a few more years as he reached the end of his career.  Even rugby players are yoga fans, as Graham Henry, the New Zealand All Blacks coach said “We do not travel anywhere without the team’s personal yoga trainer”.