#13 Magnet Metitation

For centuries people used the energy for healing.  Tai Chi, Qi Gong, acupuncture all have used the same philosophy.  Energy has been called Chi, prana, the life force in various different cultures.  It is something that many martial artists claimed they use to perform incredible feats.  Years ago I watched a Shaolin Monk, throw a needle and penetrated a solid piece of glass and I was amazed.  The heat scanners showed a flow of energy from the center of the body of the Shaolin Monk to his hand during the maneuver.  Martial artists believe that the chi is something that radiates from the center of the human body and this footage I watched on discovery channel was somewhat of an evidence to prove this thought. 

I have attended many seminars on Tai Chi, acupuncture for use of treating modern day ailments at the National Institute of Health and even though scientists do not understand why and how these arts can be beneficial, they have have seen significant changes in some of the patients during some of these studies.  There is a lot of research being done to further understand these arts and how to use them to improve health in Western Medicine.

The video below is a magnet meditation which I found to be very interesting.  Athletes such as Rich Froning wear magnetic necklaces since they believe it may actually help recovery.   Please check it out video below for more information on the magnetic meditation.

#12 Why You Need To Grasp The Anxiety

I was told that one of the most dangerous sports is surfing and it takes tremendous amount of strength and conditioning to be a surfer.  Deadly wave surfers apparently have trouble a lot of  surviving wipeouts.  Since their heart rates are high before they go under water, holding the breath even for full minute becomes a huge challenge.  One of the most important things athletes need to do is to train in situations that are very similar to the scenarios they need to perform in.  This makes athletes feel as they have previously been in this position before which makes them feel a little more comfortable.  This can help athletes with not going in to the panic zone.  In most sports, not being able to perform under pressure will mostly lead to just losing the game/match but in sports such as surfing, consequence can be very high.  As Mark says in video below "If you can't grasp the anxiety your mind creates and get it under track, you can't perform physically to the best of your ability".   Creating scenarios that mimic the conditions that the athlete will perform in, can help with athletes grasping the anxiety and taking better control of the situation which will definitely result in a better outcome.