Chandigarh

Indias ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, whose nagging back injury had an adverse affect on his form and pushed him down the ranking chart, said he owes it to yoga to revive his career in golf. ‘If I was not doing yoga, I d

onalt39t think I would be playing golf. Yoga has helped me a lot,’Jeev said.

Jeev, who will be flying to London on Sunday to play in the Czech Open, has seven weeks of packed action coming up that will see him play tournaments in Scotland, Switzerland, Holland and Macau, and two tournaments in Japan and Dubai, which are flagship tournaments for European Tour.

Jeev, who is currently holidaying here in his hometown, said sometimes one discovers the importance of Indian traditional exercises like yoga only after having travelled around the globe.

‘Everything is going back to the old ways now. Even the modern study that the people are doing on vibrant shoes, its like you are walking bare feet.

I feel yoga is the best thing for a human being specially when you are playing a game like golf,’the 39- year- old golfer said. Explaining how demanding golf can be for the back and how he has been training hard to avoid further injuries and stay fit, Jeev said, ‘( In yoga) you stretch the right muscle, do meditation and physical therapy. My trainer has helped me do a lot of training to strengthen my core. If your core is strong, back will be okay.

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