Well, friends. It’s finally mid-April. 82 games are in the books, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs have descended upon us. For some, it is a wonderful time of year, full of exhilarating thrills, non-stop action, and emotional drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat. For others, however, it is a horrifying, painful time of year, full of exhilarating thrills, non-stop action, and emotional drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The Capitals know how much of a stress-bringer the playoffs bring to some, so they’ve come up with a bit of a solution: yoga! Starting Thursday morning at 6:30 AM, fans can go attend a free one-hour yoga session on the rooftop of Kettler Capitals Iceplex on gamedays. The sessions will be hosted by team instructor Kelley Moore. The team asks you to RSVP online, but if you can’t, it’s not required.
“It’s a great way to get the fans involved and the classes are pretty true to what I do with the team,” Moore told NHL.com staff writer Daniel O’Leary.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 10, 2017
If you can’t make it to Playoff Yoga, that’s ok! Here at RMNB, we have many healthy alternatives to relieve Playoff stress.
Take those rally towel giveaways and make them into a cozy quilt for cold hockey-less nights. Brush up on useful Swedish phrases for next year’s Season Ticket Holder meetup. Make an Internet Meme. Teach yourself to draw and use those newfound skills to decorate paper bags for you and your friends in case things REALLY go sour. The possibilities are endless!
All those half-price pizzas and free Roy Rogers sandwiches and McGriddles from the regular season can do a number on the ol’ tum. Learn a new recipe or two to get some nerve-calming nourishment in you on game days! Kraft Dinner is a food group, right?
Seeing your least favorite characters die on Game Thrones again makes that hockey-made hole in your heart close up just a tad, don’t it?
Go catch that Pokemon you’ve always wanted! Congrats on that new Gengar!! His nickname is now Nate. Oh no! Your party already has 6 Pokemon. Nevermind that he has better stats than Brooks the Bidoof. Guess he’ll just have to sit in Bill’s PC the rest of the game.
The void has no feelings. The void swallows all noise. Where do those screams end up? Not in your neighbour/partner/friend’s eardrum, thankfully. Only the void knows. So let the void take your screams. The void is happy to receive them.
What are your best playoff stress-relieving remedies? Let us know in the comments below! No matter how you relieve your playoff jitters, we’re all in this together, friends. Let’s try our best to make the most out of this turbulent hockey time!
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