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Hockey Star Wickenheiser Works Meditation into Her Routine

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I thought you would be interested in the following article from TSN. We know the kind of benefit experienced from meditation in every aspect of our lives. Hayley Wickenheiser, a veteran of five Winter Olympics and leader in her sport recently introduced the practice into her routine and as she puts it, “it has had an immediate impact”.

“I’m a little bit more centred and I feel less anxious about trying to
control outcomes in every aspect of my life,” she said. “Just letting
things go. I think that’s a real key as an athlete is to control what you
can and let go what you can’t.

“I’m by no means perfect, but that’s what I’m trying to do anyway.”

Wickenheiser tries to meditate for at least a few minutes each day. She
closes her eyes, focuses on her breath and tries to get “truly present” in
the moment.
The veteran captain has found it reduces stress and she has noticed the
effects on her performance.
“I find it just settles me,” Wickenheiser said. “I can do it on the plane,
I can do it walking around, you can do it anywhere. It’s just instant
centring and brings you back to perspective.
“It gives me a few minutes of quietness in the day when it’s normally not
quiet.”

You can read the full article: @TSN_Sports: Hockey star Wickenheiser works
meditation into her routine: #TSN http://t.co/i1mdlBKv

Thank you to Chuck Thompson for bringing this article to my attention.

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