Competitive Sports & Physical Fitness: Accessing Your Zone
Take a moment to remember the last time you were perfect during athletic competition. Running was like gliding, scoring felt natural, your mind and body were in total sync. Excelling without effort. That’s being in the moment. All of your thoughts were completely focused. You were in your zone, competing at your highest level.
The problem for many athletes is being able to achieve ‘being in the zone’ consistently. It’s not a mystery it is a state of mind. Call it ‘brainwave focus training’ and add it to your regular practice routine.
Brainwave focus training is easy, and part of it involves visualization. All it takes is a little quiet time, about 20 minutes, a little imagination and a mind machine. This mental training is a mind exercise used by pre-Olympians, Olympians and professional athletes for visualizing perfect performances.
This is only one of the exercises successful athletes use as part of their brainwave focus training. Articles written by Dr. Rayma Ditson-Sommer offer excellent insight on brainwave focus training and can be found by scrolling down the Sports category located towards the bottom of all pages at Mindmachines.com