Play Better Golf – Prepare Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

If you tend to have a bad case of the Yips on short putts, or if you find yourself so tensed when you step on to the course that the game of golf is more of a torture than a release of tension, you have to do something about it.

The best you can do apart from maintaining a good fitness level and eating nutritious meals is focusing on your mental state. Mental skills once developed and honed can take your body and your game of golf a long way.

Without proper mental preparedness, golfers often find themselves losing concentration at key moments, having their emotions interfere with their performance, and having even the fittest of bodies fail them at crucial periods within the game.

If you take golf lessons, mental preparedness is usually focused on after you have mastered swing techniques.

There are various methods by which you can develop your mind so that it can in turn take your body’s performance to new heights. Reducing stress is key. Practicing yoga, meditation, deep relaxation techniques, engaging in exercises such as Pilates, and even listening to and learning to play an instrument are some of them. Yoga

Practicing yoga has numerous benefits such as decreasing anxiety, relaxing the mind, improving alertness and concentration, increasing your ability to judge depth and distance, augmenting the mind/body connection, and overall heightening your sense of well-being. It has also been shown to increase memory capacity and learning.

Of course, it has its physiological benefits too–it increases your energy levels, muscular strength, flexibility, range of motion, posture, and balance. For golfers, the added benefits are that it increases grip strength, which is very important for that proper swing; reaction time–so that you have the added advantage of extra time to adjust your posture, position etc, before that key stroke; and depth perception–so you can masterfully vary the power of your swing.

Besides, yoga focuses also on proper breathing techniques, which results in proper oxygenation of the brain, improving your ability to think coherently. Pilates

Pilates is a technique that involves a series of controlled movements that engage both the mind and body. Designed to build your body’s core muscle strength and flexibility without building bulk but instead streamlining your body, Pilates is now widely used for rehabilitation purposes as well. The key is that the mind plays an important part in the healing process. For that matter, the mind is all-important for any activity; golf being no exception. Meditation

Rob Nairns explains in his book, “What is Meditation?” that meditation is a highly alert and skillful state of mind.

Yoga practice goes hand in hand with meditation. You are psychologically present with whatever is happening–even though you are going through physical movements, you are concentrating on your breathing, your posture. The same is true of Pilates.

The whole concept of a “mental shift”‘ really makes sense because neuroscientists have long known that when we meditate, brain activity shifts to different regions of the cortex. The right frontal cortex is the stress-related region and meditation moves brain waves from there to the left frontal cortex, which is the calmer region. This negates the harmful effects of stress or anxiety, or even those down-in-the-dumps feelings. Meditation also reduces activity in the amygdala, which is the fear-processing region of the brain. Relaxation and Other Mind Techniques

Relaxation

Relaxation, which can be accomplished as easily as setting yourself in a calm environment and just letting your mind and body rest can be an effective stress reducer. Imagery

Imagery is the practice of imagining yourself in a situation or accomplishing a task before the event actually takes place. This method can be used as a rehearsal technique before any major event, even if you cannot actually physically rehearse or practice everything.

Top sports people invariably use this technique to visualize their next move, strategies that they can employ in different situations, and as a method to control their actions, even if the actions may not be taken immediately following the visualization. When the events that they have mentally rehearsed actually take place, their response is effective and so natural that it is perceived as habitual.

Sometimes, people have difficulty even mastering the swing. And, most often, all it takes is a mental shift to free your body from the restrictions your mind is imposing on it.

It’s always a good idea to also use imagery to pre-experience achievement–imagine yourself swinging the golf club to perfection and hitting every fairway or green. This helps to give you confidence each time to step out on to the golf course.

There are other mind development courses that you can do, which will help to increase your mental acuity, improve visualization, and even improve your eyesight.

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Practices For Mind, Body and Spirit Balance

“Today, find ways to create balance in your life. Cast all negativity in a positive light, and let go of any fears that block the flow of vital energy within your mind, body and spirit.” – Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiogrosso
I recently downloaded the “Healing Cards” application for my iPod, which was created by Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiogrosso. There are fifty gorgeously designed cards created with the intention of providing users with a daily practice for maintaining spiritual balance. Because we are all so wrapped up with the stresses and minutia of everyday life, it’s very handy to open up the application and reflect on the healing thought/meditation and accompanying guidance as they rotate through.

One particular card that resonated with me began with the healing thought: “To heal illness, begin by restoring balance.” This seems really obvious, but how well do most of us accomplish this? Self-care is an important part of restoring balance. The healing card talks about reconnecting and living in harmony with nature, citing that many “spiritual traditions also find a strong link between physical health and spiritual well-being.”

In addition to practices that connect and ground us to nature around us (spending time outdoors, eating healthy, nourishing foods, embracing the change of seasons) we can observe other practices to help us create and restore balance. Some of these include:

• Reframing our life in a positive way
• Finding opportunities for gratitude on a daily basis
• Spending time with loved ones
• Sending love and compassion to our fears and traumas (as well as doing the necessary work to properly integrate and release them)
• Taking time to rest

Practices and healing therapies that directly help or teach you how to reconnect to your body, mind and spirit are also necessary for good self-care. They include: energy healing (Reiki, Qi Gong, etc.), meditation and breathwork, yoga, Tai Chi, massage, acupuncture and chiropractic.

Our body instinctively knows it needs. Watch children and you can see how attuned they are to what their bodies need. The older we get, the less we stop listening because of internal or outside stressors that pull us in numerous and competing directions. Some of these stressors are an unavoidable part of life, but we can find ways to minimize their influence. Self-care is the first step towards integrating the healing we need and increasing the flow of beneficial energy for restoring mind, body and spiritual balance in our lives.

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Music Is a Powerful Healing Tool for the Body, Mind and Spirit

Stretch Negatively Affects Your Total Being

Anxiety and pain have a method for depleting the body, brain and soul, particularly subsequent to managing delayed anguish. On occasion you may feel your whole being is totally spent from warding off the agony of life and battling the encompassing pessimism. In those times, it appears to be difficult to do anything helpful to surrender you an edge on the apparent war, or possibly recapture your balance in the fight. Possibly you’re simply tired of the every day battle and your spirit shouts out for a truce so you can tend to your fight wounds.

Utilizing Music to Heal and Renew

Music can be that impermanent respite you’re searching for, that craved break from reality and the anxiety it holds. All the more critically, it can be utilized as a method for managing your distress and notwithstanding helping you confront it head on. In times of perplexity, depletion or sadness, it’s great to give tune and song a chance to assume control while you immediately rest. The satisfying sounds can solace and recuperating to the body and soul, particularly in a period of agony; anxiety can be lifted from your brain while muscles unwind and fundamental signs ease toward commonality. It can likewise be utilized as an approach to vent your sentiments and feelings that may somehow or another be hard to discharge. Music is presently generally utilized for restorative purposes as a part of clinical settings and recommended as a recuperating device. Proceed, exploit its normal mending properties and use this melodic solution for restoration at just about at whatever time, wherever at no expense.

Sustain Yourself Through Music

Let you’re thankfulness, revelation and delight of any music devour you totally for a revival of quality. Utilize the under tapped force of music to mend your whole being from the back to front. There are distinctive methodologies you can take to encounter your own particular musical treatment.

Get in a tranquil spot to listen to your most loved music. Stay composed, close your eyes and totally assimilate what you listen. Try not to consider anything with your psyche; simply feel the music with your heart. Listen to the cadence, keep the beat, know about the tune and turn into a part of the tune.

Put on another style of music you’ve never listened to, whether it’s rap, enormous band or even what your children or guardians appreciate. Open your brain to acknowledge music you’ve never investigated.

Unwind and take a moderate full breath; let the hints of delicate music encompass you like a warm cover and solace you.

Attempt an alternate cadence, one with a solid beat. Feel the force and delight of hard, beating music as it fortifies you and replaces the anxiety or distress in your heart.

Discover a tune that communicates what you can’t say, relate to the words and feelings then attempt to discharge your own. Possibly you can relate to a tune of misery, misfortune, resentment, or one of fearlessness and reconstructing. Listening to religious melodies help me when I’m excessively confounded or hurt, making it impossible to tell God precisely how I feel.

Maybe you are skilled in music and might want to lose yourself in the vitality of the tune you sing or play on an instrument. (You could attempt this regardless of the possibility that you’re not musically capable!)

Investigate your own thoughts on how the force of music can be utilized to reestablish your quality, inspiration, vitality and determination to associate again into your existence with restored euphoria.

Support your body, brain and soul.

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Nine and a Half Years of Fleeting Life Wasted Because Of Lack of Knowledge

The “Who” in this verse, is, obviously, God. “Mouth” in this verse can be derived just like a reference to the brain, the way that we defend and reason, and our contemplations. “great things,” “youth,” and, “recharged,” ought to act naturally illustrative. “Eagle’s,” in this verse can most likely be induced similar to a reference to flight (a free soul, taking off, unrestricted).

Since I have a couple of essential meanings of specific words in this verse to work with, what would I be able to derive from this Bible verse that I can put to best practices? My reasoning impacts my personality and aura at any given minute. What leaves my mouth is a result of my reasoning. My reasoning additionally has an impact in transit that I physically feel (my wellbeing). So what does this mean and in what capacity would I be able to utilize this to battle the presence of maturing that so disturbs me when I see my appearance looking old and terrible back at me in the mirror? Mirror, mirror on the divider, gosh darn it.

This could imply that I have the intellectual capacity to deal with my maturing forms. Not that I can think myself back to youth or slow down the maturing forms. There comes a point in everybody’s life, on the off chance that they live sufficiently long, that getting to be old and terrible is a given, there is nothing that should be possible about this aside from some way or another figuring out how to serenely live with it. Numerous elements collaborate with each other to deliver physical maturing.

A number of these elements are past our capacity to control, for example, the radiation of the Sun (notwithstanding when we endeavor to shroud ourselves behind fixed havens), smaller scale creatures that live and breed on and inside our soil bodies, our Solar System and our Galaxy moving into various districts of the Universe, to give some examples.

Nonetheless, if the way that I consider myself when I look in the mirror, how I consider other individuals, and of my reality is unadulterated and wholesome it will deliver expressions of refreshment and reestablishment from my mouth. Numerous wrinkles, blotches, dim spots, and listing skin originate from anxiety and stress. The amount of anxiety and stress that is inhabitant inside me has an immediate bearing on my wellbeing and additionally on my physical appearance. There are a few elements adding to the procedures of my maturing that I can’t control, yet my reasoning is not one of them.

Unconstructive thought propensities deplete the electrical charges that maintain each cell in my body. As the energies of these cells are lessened disfigurements started to show up in my physical appearance and the way that I feel. The results of this harming thought propensity are numerous, one being wrinkles showing up before their time that is misrepresented past what they would have been under regular maturing conditions.

A few people who claim themselves to be aware of present circumstances credit hanging skin to gravity. Gravity might be a reason for hanging skin, aside from one thing, gravity is only a hypothesis and does not by any means exist. The loss of collegian and elastin in the skin as we age are two of numerous elements that outcome in hanging skin. How positive speculation can battle listing skin is a trial in advancement. I will give you a report on the advancement of this examination in approximately one hundred and ten years, stay tuned.

“Who satisfieth thy mouth with great things; so that thy youth is reestablished like the eagle’s” (Psalms: 102:5). “Mouth”, a device utilized for broadcasting my contemplations in addition to other things. “Great things”, wholesome and inspiring things and identity attributes given and got. “Youth is reestablished”, decreasing wrinkles, blotches, dull spots, and drooping skin and fortifying my psyche by speculation decidedly. “like the eagle’s”, getting to be unhampered by anxiety and stress however much as could reasonably be expected, taking a happy perspective of myself, thinking benevolently and merciful of others, tolerating the unavoidable regardless, taking off in free-flight even notwithstanding transforming into a mobile fossil.

Honing this Bible verse as a day by day method for carrying on with my life may have the advantage of being a modest supplement to any hostile to maturing regimen that I may attempt. My reasoning both inspires and collapses me and can transform one day into various months of physical maturing if the structure of my musings is pessimistic, or I am continually in the organization of adverse acting and thinking individuals. Utilizing this Bible verse to cover up and enhance the impacts of maturing might possibly work for me, yet when I take a gander at myself in the mirror, what the heck, why not give it a go.

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Mind, Body And Spirit

We are not tending to the conditions that may bring about memory misfortune or carelessness because of perpetual illnesses, for example, Alzheimers, feebleness, various sclerosis, dementia, or traumatic head wounds.

In spite of the fact that absent mindedness and memory misfortune can begin between the ages of 50 to 60, it will regularly begin around the age of 60 and on. Seeking after a dynamic mental and physical way of life amid these exceptionally significant years can be the way to having a typical mental maturing process, without the notably evident distraction that can happen amid the senior years. Another essential reality is that memory issues will happen all the more regularly in those people who have carried on with a stationary way of life than the individuals who have carried on an exceptionally dynamic physical and simple-minded way of life. The way to avoiding absent mindedness amid the senior years, in this manner, is staying dynamic amid the early years, and all the more essentially the years between 50 to 60 years old. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you have carried on with an inactive way of life amid these essential years, don’t sadness, it’s never past the point where it is possible to begin. Practicing your body will help your mental procedures also, and will be a major variable in dispensing with a great part of the absent mindedness happening amid the senior years. Practicing your psyche is similarly vital. Think about your cerebrum being a muscle and the same familiar proverb applies, “use it or lose it”.

Exercise builds the metabolic procedures of the body that thusly expands the oxygen uptake. The expanded oxygen in the blood builds the oxidation of the cell movement in the greater part of the body and obviously the cerebrum, and helps the group of riding itself of poisons. These procedures assume a huge part in making typical mind capacity.

Oxygen hardship can be brought on by numerous elements. Notwithstanding, once more, we are talking about the normal individual and not the oxygen hardship because of constant infections. Most importantly are the harmful natural air outside, and the air inside our homes. The air inside our homes is regularly observed to be half more perilous than the air outside. As a result of this negative indoor air quality, it is regularly prudent to utilize air cleaners, particularly in the room. Spending no less than eight hours daily resting makes it more basic that we have clean air quality.

A second cause can be the “garbage nourishment” that numerous individuals eat all the time. This “garbage nourishment” is greatly low in oxygen content, and typically high in additives. Eating such nourishments compels the body to use its oxygen stores to oxidize the additives and the lower measure of supplements in such sustenance. Other such sustenances are white flour, sugar, and caffeine. Diminishing the measures of such nourishments will keep the body from utilizing the essential oxygen saves. Smoking is another oxygen hardship consider and ought to be put on top of the rundown.

How about we not overlook another most vital occasion that we are all inclined to. That is “anxiety”. Anxiety may even be more vital than alternate causes we just talked about. Stress causes the body to build the oxygen needs of the considerable number of tissues. A point in reality is that when an individual is under extraordinary anxiety, the outcome can be hyperventilation. This is a real response for its requirement for more oxygen to bear on substantial capacities. The oxygen hardship, will influence the cerebrum before different organs are influenced. Absence of oxygen in the mind influences its typical capacities. Over a timeframe, this reduced oxygen will incur significant injury, and the outcome will be memory misfortune and neglect. How then would we be able to keep these treacherous procedures from creating memory misfortune and distraction, as we become more seasoned? Taking after the essential reasons we talked about above rolls out it basic that we improvement our way of life. Perused how we best can keep this unneeded indication of maturing.

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