meditation

Most athletic trainers will agree that the human mind plays an integral role in increasing strength. Achieving the mental state to lift heavier weights for longer may be a lot simpler than you think.
There is a misconception that athletes want a challenging and power-based yoga practice. I always ask my athletes what they need and it is always a unanimous response of stretching and meditation.
The age old saying “take a deep breath” is a wise one. Think of your holiday meditation as your daily hibernation to bring you back into balance.
What if I told you that peace of mind is possible with consistency and discipline, and without much time? You can tap into the subconscious and unconscious minds, too, with practice and consistency.
Recently I had my first experience with restorative yoga. I don’t think I’ve ever tried an exercise class where my body was less challenged and my mind more challenged.
Mental imagery can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals. Here are six lessons on improving your performance through visualization.
I remember my first tournament back in my amateur boxing days. I was eleven at the time. During the round I couldn't hear the crowd. What is this sensation and how does it help us as athletes?
There are tons of studies examining the benefits of meditation on adrenal hormones, blood pressure, heart rate, and mood. Here's some science and some types of meditation to try.
As an athlete, you know that giving your mind time to recover is important, and visualization can be a tool for success. Here's how to quiet the mind and get started on this beneficial practice.
It's when your day goes completely wrong that yoga can be most useful. I had a bad day at work, and it was my yoga practice that brought me back to happiness and peace.
Want to improve your double unders, start a meditation practice, or learn about acupuncture? Check out these 10 how-to videos by CrossFit coach, martial artist, and acupuncturist Traver Boehm!
Meditation is one of the most beneficial aspects of yoga, and I've experienced its mental and physical effects firsthand. Here are some tips that helped me with my own meditation practice.
I grew up an athlete first, but my mother's successful battle with cancer brought yoga and meditation into our lives, and changed my path forever.
Science took a look at which genes were affected by meditation and discovered it has previously unknown benefits to our ATP and our insulin function.
As humans, we must change to grow, and we must grow or we die. Yet, we are also creatures of habit and comfort seekers. The key is to recognize this and see when our equilibrium is off.
Being a spiritual guru (whatever that is) doesn't mean your life is perfect. In fact, I contend I'm a better yoga teacher because my life is flawed and my knowledge is imperfect.
Yoga found me and gave me breath during the hardest year of my life. I lost everything, but I found yoga and found myself again. Now, I am a teacher so I can give back to others.