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Mindfulness on the field

Article by: Dnyanada Sahasrabudhe

An applauding audience, bright lights, countless lenses, thousands of eyes scrutinizing your every move. Performing optimally at sports requires to obliviate these distractions and maintain laser focus on the game play ahead. 

In a mindful state, the sensations, thoughts and emotions one experiences simply exist, without any other judgement or action. This level of acceptance allows the athlete to focus on what is needed in that moment, rather than the circumstances of the task, which results in enhanced mental efficiency. 

According to sports psychologists, mindfulness training exists into two categories: The first is ‘focused attention meditation’ (FAM), in which the participant focuses on a specific object or action, like breathing. When a sport requires laser focus on a predictable task, such as archery, FAM may enhance that focus and enable the athlete to eliminate distractions. The second type of meditation is open monitoring meditation (OMM) where the subject monitors all external and internal input but remains open and nonreactive. This type of meditation likely weakens task/goal focus. However, in sports such as football where the circumstances are constantly changing, OMM may help the athlete process multiple types of input and choose an appropriate response.

A mindful state sounds perfect, but does it even affect sports performance? 

Research conducted on collegiate Olympic rowers showed that a significant proportion of rowers attributed mindfulness training to an enhanced sports performance, reduced anxiety and perceived stress. Another study conducted in the University of New England measured the influence of an eight-week mindfulness training regime in professional cyclists. Mindfulness training induced an increase in the “flow” state, described as an elusive optimistic feeling that everything is easy as compared to controls that had no training. 

Using Dhyana’s smart ring and mobile application, you can accommodate the appropriate mindfulness training to the sports of your interest and enhance your focus and performance.

Mindfulness on the field

Article by: Dnyanada Sahasrabudhe

An applauding audience, bright lights, countless lenses, thousands of eyes scrutinizing your every move. Performing optimally at sports requires to obliviate these distractions and maintain laser focus on the game play ahead. 

In a mindful state, the sensations, thoughts and emotions one experiences simply exist, without any other judgement or action. This level of acceptance allows the athlete to focus on what is needed in that moment, rather than the circumstances of the task, which results in enhanced mental efficiency. 

According to sports psychologists, mindfulness training exists into two categories: The first is ‘focused attention meditation’ (FAM), in which the participant focuses on a specific object or action, like breathing. When a sport requires laser focus on a predictable task, such as archery, FAM may enhance that focus and enable the athlete to eliminate distractions. The second type of meditation is open monitoring meditation (OMM) where the subject monitors all external and internal input but remains open and nonreactive. This type of meditation likely weakens task/goal focus. However, in sports such as football where the circumstances are constantly changing, OMM may help the athlete process multiple types of input and choose an appropriate response.

A mindful state sounds perfect, but does it even affect sports performance? 

Research conducted on collegiate Olympic rowers showed that a significant proportion of rowers attributed mindfulness training to an enhanced sports performance, reduced anxiety and perceived stress. Another study conducted in the University of New England measured the influence of an eight-week mindfulness training regime in professional cyclists. Mindfulness training induced an increase in the “flow” state, described as an elusive optimistic feeling that everything is easy as compared to controls that had no training. 

Using Dhyana’s smart ring and mobile application, you can accommodate the appropriate mindfulness training to the sports of your interest and enhance your focus and performance.

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