Change to Chill for Athletes

We get it. Most athletes aren’t really into the whole “mindfulness” thing. But guess what: there’s a ton of research behind the benefits of practicing mindfulness and its link to increased athletic performance, readiness for competition and overall success.


Mindfulness Reflection Activity

Mindfulness Reflection Activity

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Mental Training Practices for Athletes

Mental Training Practices for Athletes

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Mindful Movement for Athletes

Mindful Movement for Athletes

Seated pigeon – improves mobility

Cobra – releases pressure in the spine.

Dolphin – stretches the upper back and shoulders, hamstrings, calves and foot arches at the same time.

Frog – improves strength of connective tissue around the ankles and knees, which makes it a great warm-up movement prior to lower-body exercises.

Supported Backbends – they very lightly stretch tight spots, while giving athletes a chance for deep relaxation, which speeds up recovery.

Fish

Bridge

Reclined Big Toe – strengthens the knees and can target the IT band (a common tight spot in runners) and can relieve backaches and sciatic pain. Using a band/strap makes it accessible for everyone.

 

Boat Pose – increases abdominal and hip flexor strength.

Bow Pose – stretches the front of the body, improves posture and strengthens the back muscles.

Activities and Tools

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Resources

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