Transcending Sport with Breath: Leigh Ann Lesho

About this episode:

Joe speaks with Leigh Ann about finding her breath through softball and deepening her yoga practice.

About Leigh Ann:

Leigh Ann Lesho was an All-American softball pitcher at the University of Nebraska, who moved on to play professionally in Spain, Italy and with the Arizona Heat of the US National Pro Fastpitch League.

In her early years playing in college, she began integrating yogic breathing and visualization techniques as well as the use of sound to improve her performance on the softball field. She soon realized she was not only improving the results in the game of softball, but she was improving the results in her life.

She retired from pitching at the young age of 24 and devoted herself to the study and practice of yoga, eventually founding a yoga studio in her hometown of Tucson, AZ. After operating the business for many years, she decided to close the studio to create a more supportive schedule for her young son Rylan who is autistic and was non-verbal until very recently.

She is an active singer-songwriter, and performing and recording artist who goes by the name Leigh Lesho & The Great Light. Her new full-length album Akasha is set to be released on October 10, 2018.

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About the Author:

Joe is the Founder of Icewater Yoga. Fascinated by the intersection of yoga and sport, his goal is to help athletes develop a consistent yoga practice. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Jill.