8 Qualities of a Successful Player
8 Limbs of Yoga
1-Yamas(abstentions) is your attitude towards others and the world around you. Our foundation of ethics.
2- Niyamas (observances) is how you treat yourself or your attitude towards yourself.
3- Asanas (postures) relax, rejuvenate, and energize the body and aims to bring the body and the mind into a harmonious union.
4- Pranayama (Breath) is the control of breath. The breath is regulated and controlled through the practice of breathing exercises. The duration of inhalation and exhalation of breath is regulated with the aim of strengthening and cleansing the nervous system and increasing a person's source of life energy.
Your focus becomes inward and you are no longer
distracted by outside events.
6- Dharana (concentration) is training the mind to focus without any distraction.
7- Dhyana (meditation) is the practice by which there is constant observation of the mind. It means focusing the mind on one point, stilling the mind in order to perceive the Self.
8- Samadhi (contemplation) is a state of peace and completion, awareness and compassion without attachment.
2- Attitude toward your self and your personal conduct.
3- Exercise makes the ecstatic states, our game throws our way , much easier to endure. It has a profound effect on our nervous system.
4- Stress Management : the whirlpools of the mind can be stilled by the breath. Golf has a tendency to spiral us down many whirlpools. While taking a deep inhale, watch how your mood changes, how tension eases, and the breath becomes quiet and calm.
5- Emotional Control and detaching yourself from physical and emotional irritants when unfavorable situations arise.
6- Concentration and staying in the present moment with each golf shot is key for a successful outcome.
7- Focus can be on an object, idea, or desire. When the mind is highly absorbed on one specific thing, such as a line of a putt, the shaping of a shot, a green target, it becomes capable of knowing that object in a special way. When we are focused, distractions seem to fade, time pressures fade, and we feel immersed in routine not results.
8- Reflection, with out judging ourselves, of a good or bad shot/round, can teach us where we need to improve, or what went right to get us that birdie or personal best round. We can then be more at peace when each shot presents itself. Witness.
Uniting Golf &Yoga
Uniting Golf & Yoga
Yoga for Golfers