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Rui Patricio Reveals How Yoga Has Been Influencing His Game


Wolves goal keeper Rui Patricio has opened up on the importance of Yoga in his playing career.

The Portuguese number one moved to the newly promoted member of the Premier League in the summer as he decided to terminate his contract at his previous club Sporting Lisbon following a supporters unrest.

The 30 year old hasn’t taken much time in settling to the Premier League and has been the undisputed choice between the sticks for Nuno Espirito Santo. The Wolves custodian is a big believer of Yoga and has been using the spiritual exercise over the last few years to improve his game.

Portugal sought the help of Sri Swami Vishwananda during the Euro 2016 and its result was emphatic as they went on to lift their first ever major trophy. Patricio insists Yoga’s influence in his career has been massive.

“I don’t do much physical yoga anymore, but I do use yoga for a series of medication techniques, and I do them every day. It keeps me in good health, keeps me good on the inside, and I use these techniques to keep my personal life on form.

“This also helps in a professional sense, because it helps how we feel, how we are and how we feel about what we are doing.

“I am happy, very happy to be here. It is a new professional experience, it has been a massive learning curve and it is something new, changing my routine, and that is something which involves my family as well.

“I feel really great, physically and psychologically, and I want to continue to take advantage of the experience I am having, living in a new country.

“Everything in life requires a bit of faith, but for me it is knowing what is going on inside my head, inside my soul, and in both our personal lives and professional lives, we need to know how we are, to be able to have a good life.


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