Players of Liverpool Football Club have been learning yoga through self-isolation sessions during lockdown.
Led by the co-founder of Awake, Dianne Atherton has been providing weekly Zoom sessions to Jurgen Klopp's squad, focusing on players minds and wellbeing.
The idea behind the sessions has been to maintain team morale after the Premier League was suspended on March 13.
Having practised yoga and meditation for over 15 years, Dianne has also been providing live yoga sessions through Zoom and Instagram to help families and individuals cope with the pressures of lockdown.
Dianne said: “Teaching yoga to Liverpool FC has been fantastic. Being given the opportunity to inspire and lead the team through calming, mindful exercises during this difficult time is something I’m incredibly proud of.
“Yoga, meditation and breathwork have many benefits and whilst we’re in lockdown and needing to stay home, it’s the perfect chance to get your yoga mat back out, or begin your journey to practising a calm, positive mindset.”
Yesterday, Premier League clubs unanimously approved plans to resume training in small groups from today as part of the competition's Project Restart strategy.
Players must practise social distancing at all times, the league said, with contact training not permitted at this stage.
Liverpool FC has now been reporting to Melwood for “individual sessions, with everyone precaution taken to ensure safety”.