ATHLETIC MINDFULNESS WORKSHOPS PREPARE ATHLETES FOR THE GAME THAT’S PLAYED WITHIN THEMSELVES. WITHOUT A CLEAR, PRESENT AND RELAXED MINDSET, THE BODY CANNOT REACH PEAK PERFORMANCE. YURU CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS DESIGNED AND DELIVERED BY SHELLY, TRAIN ATHLETES TO ALLOW THEIR BRAINS TO “ASSIST RATHER THAN RESIST.” THEY ELEVATE PERFORMANCE BY INSTILLING A STATE OF CONSCIOUS CALM THAT FREES THE MIND TO FOCUS ON THE CHALLENGE IMMEDIATELY AT HAND WITH A RESOLUTE AWARENESS AND ALMOST HYPER FOCUS. THIS STATE OF BEING PURELY IN THE MOMENT EMPOWERS THE BODY TO DO WHAT IT DOES BEST – PERFORM.
GAME ON. PRESSURE GONE.
The core benefit of mindfulness training for an athlete is developing the unconscious ability to modulate and control thoughts of pain and anxiety. This is a tremendous competitive edge, particularly when pressure mounts to its peak. In the heat of the moment, when an athlete can instantly recognize unproductive thoughts and redirect them through mindfulness training, anxiety and the muscle tension associated with it will quickly fall away. The result is a relaxed mind and a fluid body poised to perform despite the high-pressure situation. Team sport, individual sport, college or pro, the ability to achieve in the moment is what defines winners and separates them from the pack.
THE “VOLUME KNOB”– SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE MINDFULNESS WORKS.
Over the past ten years, close to 200 medical studies have been published clearly showing that meditators and those who practice mindfulness develop a more sensitive “volume knob” for controlling how the brain senses pain and emotions. Through the use of magneto encephalography (MEG), researchers have found that meditation plays a vital role in controlling the cortical alpha rhythms of the brain. These are the very brainwaves that determine where and how our minds and bodies react to adverse situations.
“IN THE ZONE” IS REALLY IN THE BRAIN.
Shelly helps athletes train their brains to remain focused, avoid distraction, and act in the moment. She teaches them to recognize their adverse thoughts and emotions without becoming beholden to them, which, in turn, removes those mental and physical barriers to achieving at the highest level. We’ve all heard athletes say they were, “in the zone”. Essentially, they were playing with a strong state of mindfulness. Now, imagine if performing in the zone wasn’t a happenstance. Instead, it was a learned and repeated part of each day and every game.
GIVING ATHLETES EVERY ADVANTAGE.
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