world series poker champ unwinds with yoga

Greg Merson won the World Series of Poker, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (image via AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Greg Merson, a 24-year-old professional poker player, won the World Series of Poker on October 31, after a 12 hour marathon. He won $8.5 million for his mad skills.  And it turns out yoga is one of the secrets of his success.

In this charming video, Merson – who is also a recovered drug addict – talks about how he got into yoga and why it helps his “super stressful career path.” Also, he’s clearly doing it to “meet chicks.”