Posts Tagged: Breathing

Sage Advice: Quelling Pre-Competition Nerves

View image | gettyimages.com A young hammer thrower wrote me wondering how meditation might help him feel focused and relaxed before his meets. Here’s my answer. First thing I’d say is that some of what sports psychologists would call “arousal”—the anxiety and nervous feeling you have before a meet—is a good thing. It keeps you alert… Read more »

Yoga as Reward

Yesterday, I taught one of the more interesting classes I’ve had the pleasure to lead lately. Somewhat surreally, it took place on the main floor of the Smith Center under the lights, but what made it special—in fact, what makes most standout moments special—is the intention behind it. I’ve been working with the UNC men’s… Read more »