Brooks & Crowley October 2019

Can Yoga Improve Your Basketball Game?

NBA Players Say Yes

Some yoga poses are known for building strength, while others can improve flexibility, ease sore muscles, elongate the spine, and even reduce stress. Combined into an hourlong practice over weeks, months, or years, these yoga poses can make a player lighter on their feet, quicker to duck or dive, more graceful with their reach, and more relaxed. If you’re still in doubt, take it straight from All-Star LeBron James, who has broken dozens of records on the court and is considered by many to be this generation’s greatest player. James told The Plain Dealer, “Yoga isn't just about the body; it's also about the mind, and it's a technique that has really helped me.” turned into a dispensary — we’re sure it will be just as popular with the college kids — and more are sure to populate the area soon. A NEWWAY TO WORK Coworking spaces are growing in popularity, especially in densely populated areas full of young professionals. Coworking spaces are designed to be leased out by individual workers, rather than being leased en masse by companies. While some of the biggest cowork developers, particularly WeWork, have been subject to much financial speculation as to the long-term viability of their model, they won’t be going anywhere for the time being. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller in the market for commercial or residential real estate, we can help you with every legal aspect of your transaction. Call us today to find out how.

We all know that ballet is the secret behind many NFL players’ footwork skills, but did you know that yoga can offer similar game upgrades to basketball players? Fitness experts agree that if you’re trying to get better at shooting hoops, then you can benefit from regular yoga sessions. According to yoga instructor Karla Tafra, there are multiple payoffs to adding stretches like Crescent Lung, Tree Pose, Bridge Pose, and Warrior 2 to your exercise arsenal.

"Yoga teaches stretching, strengthening, and breathing, and it helps you get in tune with your body. That helps in basketball, or in any sport, really,” Love’s yoga instructor, Kent Katich, told STACK. As a former basketball player himself, Katich is intimately familiar with the sport and claims that even a couple of minutes of yoga can help in a pinch. "It's not about doing an hour of yoga every day," he said. "It's about how you feel and what you need right now."

“Basketball is extremely fast-paced, with lots of jumps, twists, turns, coordination, and sprints that take a huge toll on the joints and tendons,” Tafra told BodyBuilding.com. “Keeping them flexible and strong prevents injuries and aids recovery.” According to STACK, many of today’s top players are already well aware of the protective powers of yoga. NBA stars like Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, and LeBron James all regularly bend themselves into pretzels to improve their game. Love integrates an hour of yoga into his workouts two or three times each week.

Trends in Boston Commercial Real Estate The State of the Market in 2019

When the average person hears the words “real estate,” they probably think of residential properties. But businesses and other commercial spaces need homes just as surely as people do, and commercial real estate is a huge portion of the real estate market. Residential and commercial real estate don’t operate in separate vacuums; they’re closely entwined. Even if you have no interest in leasing office space or opening up a storefront anytime soon, understanding commercial real estate trends can be useful for anyone in the market for a property. Here’s what’s happening in and around Boston right now regarding commercial real estate.

NEW PROJECTS, BIG AND SMALL Development continues to surge both within the city limits and the adjoining areas. The biggest commercial project currently in the works is the makeover of the Bayside Expo Center space headed by Accordia Partners. While the 20-acre site looms large in our collective minds — who hasn’t been to an event at Bayside at some point or another — it’s far from the only project in the works. Roxbury and parts of Dorchester are beginning to become hotbeds for commercial

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