Thursday, April 16, 2009

Physical activity is 90% mental. Even Michael Phelps knows that.

How do you get good at a sport? Practice, practice, practice. That's what they always say, right? But practice is more than just physical. What makes a great athlete great? He/she integrates mind, body, and spirit, elevating his/her own level of consciousness above and beyond that of the next guy. Extraordinary athletes spend as much time, if not more, in mental preparation -through visualization, relaxation, and meditation - as they do in physical training. This online article has good advice for incorporating visualization, Qi Gong, breathing, and meditation into your training routine.

And it evens dares to mention Michael Phelps, the most annoyingly overmentioned athlete in history. Because he's so perfect, and excellent, and astounding, and blah blah blah.

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