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 »
Posts Tagged: Breathing
I have a slideshow up at Yoga Journal featuring three warming breath practices for wintertime. Taken out of context, the photos tell an amusing story: Click here to enjoy the full thing, with explanations of what’s really going on. There’s also a video to explain further.
Get to know your breath and you’ll have a powerful tool for keeping yourself calm and focused on the run or anytime, as I explain in this piece at Competitor. Your breath can have a profound effect on your nervous system. Consider the admonition to take a deep breath when you are upset—this has a basis… Read more »
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 »
My latest post at Active Yogi, my blog at Yoga Journal, is on breathing during workouts. Hint: you’re doing it.