Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Fever Athletes

As the days are getting longer and we are all eager for springtime weather I find myself working with springtime athletes who are starting to get their game on and helping them incorporate yoga and mindfulness into their practices.
Here are a few nuggets worth remembering as you start a new sports season.
* Remember that if you are starting up an activity after not having done it for a while to start slow and be sure to stretch before and after practice to help alleviate soreness and injury.  It doesn't have to  be long, maybe 5 - 10 minutes each but consistency is KEY!
* Drink water and lots of it.  Try to remember to hydrate about an hour before practice so your body has time to absorb the fluid.
* Think about what your goals for the day. How are you going to be better today than you were yesterday?  What can you do to be a great teammate?
* Have fun!  The journey is the adventure!

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan