Rio Olympics, sport and mindfulness...
Is the Olympic Games in Rio motivating you to do more sport? Maybe you are or know someone who is already doing a sport, but want to take it to the next level like the Olympians?
Whatever the case, physical training on its own is no longer suffice. Strengthening you mind to cope with the mental, psychological and emotional pressure of training as well as competitions at the next level.
British diving ace, Tom Daley has been using mindfulness apps since the start of the year. He says, "Every morning I do 10 minutes of mindfulness, where I do meditation and I use that in competition and everyday life. I'm getting better and better in being able to zone in on what I need to focus on."
In 'How Mindfulness Propelled USA Olympic Water Polo Player Merrill Moses To The Olympics', discussed how USA Olympic water polo player Merrill Moses uses mindfulness and meditation to his advantage. He will be competing in his 3rd Olympic games, at the ripe old age of 38 - the majority of his teammates and competitors are in their 20s - impressive stuff!
So start your mental training with your physical one! Our free resources can be found at mindfulness.org.au/resources and don't forget to forward this onto your next-Olympian-friend (he or she may be famous one day)!