February 10, 2014

U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson won gold at the women's inaugural slopestyle event in the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday. Her secret to success? The four-time X Games champion regularly practices yoga, which helps her stay focused and balanced during the heat of competition.

After her slopestyle win this weekend, Anderson told reporters, "Last night, I was so nervous. I couldn't even eat. I was trying to calm down. Put on some meditation music, burn some sage. Got the candles going. Just trying to do a little bit of yoga. … Last night, I was processing so much. I just had to write. I write a lot. I was writing in my journal. Listening to calm music. It was all about good vibration. Thankfully I slept really good. I did some mantras. It worked out for me."

In an exclusive interview with Shape, Jamie reveals three of her favorite yoga poses for for stability, mental clarity, and a solid core. Watch the video above to see what they are!

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