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Breathing - Mind Sharpening - Flexibility Training
Increase Sports Performance to Affect Breathing, The Mind and Overall Flexibility.
This sports science online course is a ‘must have’ for Athletes, coaches, teams and trainers, is the only one of it’s kind and teaches powerful Breathing Techniques and Mind Sharpening Exercises to increase performance and gain the competitive edge. Learn how to control stress and anxiety and release internal pressure. Enhance game day performance, increase focus, composure, attitude, energy.
BREATHING–When we lose or hold our breath during sports competition, the mind disconnects with the body. When this happens, it often results in making the highlight reel for the wrong reasons! Learn how to control this! Breathing can increase alertness and recovery and used properly gives you access to your own personal Oxygen Bar.
MIND SHARPENING–Many exercises that are labeled as Meditation are actually mind related tools that increase focus, composure, alertness and instinctual reactions. Connecting the breath with these exercises compound the positive results.
FLEXIBILITY- Work on Flexibility, inside and out. Stretching that will make you more durable and Mental Flexibility that will allow you increased composure and focus in stressful situations. Stretching with the Z-Stick that can be done anywhere and will help reduce injuries while increasing range of motion. Learn how to properly direct the breath while stretching with the Z-STICK to allow for a faster increase of overall flexibility.
No Experience Necessary. Prepare yourself for
success on and off the field. Work on
Breathing, Mind Sharpening and flexibility gained through deep
stretching with the ZStick. This helps to maintain the body's posture
& alignment resulting in a better economy of energy. Additionally,
the muscle is flexible and able to extend a full range of motion,
Hydration Sports Science- Learn the benefits of proper Hydration and why the recommended, "drink 8 x 8oz. of water" could be hindering your performance.
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Tim Kelly is 50 years young and the creator of Zenhaling. Tim is a specialist who teaches Breathing and Mind Sharpening techniques to coaches and athletes to enhance performance, cope with stress and anxiety and release internal pressure.
Most of us over breathe. Exhale more to inhale better. Explore the pause to slow down the chattering mind. Extend the duration of the exhale. We have 60,000 thoughts and take 23,000 breaths daily. Working on optimizing our breathing facilitates enhancement of our training and performance.
Deep Breathing exercises to help Balance PH levels to help increase endurance and delay the onset of inflammation and lactic acid.
Laughing is another means of releasing internal pressure, the same as anger or frustration. Choose laughing! Done by expulsing an Audible, "ha". Make it loud and do repetitive and it becomes a laugh. You do not have to feel happy to do this. Change your energy and vibe and release the internal pressure.
Also referred to as the Katsu Shout. Zen Warriors would use this to state intention in battle. A great way to release internal pressure in the moment and fore others up. Other Shouts Include:
• ei! — A growling shout, meant to accompany an attack; intended to force the opponent to lower his guard momentarily.
• toh! — A heavy shout, meant to accompany a counter; intended to make the opponent believe he has left an opening.
• ya! — A boisterous shout, meant to respond to a series of blows; intended to dishearten the opponent, making him believe that you believe you're already victorious (may tie in to folk beliefs that a battle is decided the moment two adversaries first see each other)
A Cleansing Breath helps to clear the respiratory pathway. An expulsion of exhale out the nostrils or mouth. Similar to an audible sigh. Swooshing sound with the mouth.
AUM is a Mantra and a Mantra is a healing sound current. Mystics believe that AUM was the sound that was created at the beginning of the universe and encompasses all sound, language, knowledge, everything. Physically, it hits the throat Chakra and allows for tuning of the voice and resonance. Great for coaches, signal callers and those needing to be in their voice. Tune and tone the voice of a leader.
The same as a Boxer when they strike an object or opponent. A Sharp Expulsion of breath out the nasal passage on the strike or the Yang part of the exercise. Exhale more so that you can inhale more deeply.
Alternate Nostril Breathing promotes Balance. Connect left and right, Yin and Yang, the hemispheres of the brain. Calms the mind and purify the Nadis or nerves. A great breathing technique to calm you down or to do before you embark on anything creative. Coaches!
Intermittent Inhales and pausing the breath in between, to eventually fill up your lungs with Oxygen. The same with the exhale. Slowly letting it out and pause. Let it out and pause, exhale and pause until you completely exhale.
Mostly Nose Breathing during Yang Style of Exercises. Mouth breathing on exhaling is more common. Use Both in conjunction with certain exercises, like running.
Attach what you wish to manifest on each inhale and exhale what is holding you back from attaining it on each exhale. Do this for 3 minutes. If we have 60,000 thoughts and take 23,000 breaths daily, every breath we have 4 thoughts. 15 breaths a minute x 3 minutes = 45 repetitions. That means that you will Practice mentally repeating what you want to manifest, for 45 repetitions. Just like doing curls at the gym, you are training your mental muscle memory through repetition and focus.
The Third Eye is our area of Intuition and many believe that it activates our very own Psychic hotline. Train focus and intuition, perhaps even see colors or visions. Journal anything that arises during this technique. Add this technique into your daily life.
Practice Visualizing your winning performance by creating it in your mind first!
Visualize what you want to manifest. See it in your Mind's Eye. Feel it. See layers of it. What does it feel like tipping the ball away? What did the crown sound like? Feel the goosebumps. Practice Manifesting what you are aiming for. Be clear with your vision. Believe. It starts and ends with you.
Flexible Body and Mind. Awareness of Gravity and the force on our body. Awareness of Posture & Alignment. Balance and body control. Stretches with the Z-Stick include the standing series: Grounding In, 5 Point Star, Warrior 2, Straddle, Samurai Lunge. Gain durability.
Training the Core will allow for overall better body mastery.
Like Muay Thai fighters striking with a Knee, this exercise works the expulsion of breath in conjunction with the knee strike. Work the knees alternately and continuously. Contract the abdominal muscles on the knee up and exhale with expulsions of breath. Repeat.
Works the Core and Obliques. Allows for increased range of motion by stretching the intercostals or spaces between the ribs. Releases internal pressure from physical body and condition at the same time.
Hit the love handles and work the hepatic flexure and splenic flecture, both key areas where energy and feces get stuck. It is where the liver and spleen meet the Large Bowel and form natural bends. Twisting helps to activate the liver and spleen and help rid the body of toxins and purify the blood. Train to Bend but don't break!
Forked Finger Stab
This exercise can help release tension and inpingements of negative energy and electrostatic charge that may have accumulated, particularly in the arms, resulting from extensive time on computers and other like devices.
Instead of gripping your fingers into a fist, extend your Phalanges and imagine them as steel forks capable of penetrating anything. Feel the energy shoot out of the tips of each digit as you punch-stab. Try to use the same fluidity and combinations as during your shadow boxing training. Explore and find your edge with having 'alive' fingers that are free of tension with your strikes and moves. Remember, any tension will reduce fluidity and speed of your movements.
Helps to release tension in the physical body as well as wake the body up! Activates meridians and displaces energy. Releasing internal pressure by tapping.
Bend The Bow
• Like wringing out a wet rag, twisting movements help rid the body of toxins.
• Build core strength
• Build internal fire
WHEN TO USE: • Balance Series • Transitional Pose • Release Anger & Frustration • Yang Training • Ice Hockey/Lacrosse/Baseball/Golf/ ALL CrossTraining
MECHANICS: • Stand with wide legged straddle
position. Tuck your pelvis under- neath you. This will resemble a high squat or horse stance. Grip the Z-stick, knuckles down, a little wider than shoulder width. Twist your torso and place Z- Stick end into Mat or ground. Expulse the breath as you twist. Work both sides. Try to Pause and exhale as you twist. Allow your neck to naturally position per your mobility and range of motion.
• Expulse the breath on the twist. • Pause the breath if you like. • Let your bottom hand go, rotate
torso and stand perpendicular.
WHEN TO USE:
Balance Series Transitional Pose Release Tight Hips Yang Training
Transition from Samurai or Warrior 2
MECHANICS: This Tai Chi inspired move starts with the Heel to Arch Leg position. If in Warrior 2, simply let go with your front hand and grip the Z-stick with your back hand, letting your arm drop down. The Z-Stick will be at your side. Twist your body but continue to look at the imaginary target in front of you. Breathe. Transition to the other side. Work on creating a smooth traNsition as you Whip side to side. Spin the stick for style points!
Stay Higher Widen/Shorten distance between feet.
Ujjayi Breath for smooth flow
• Stretches Hips and Intercostals
• Blood flow to upper and lower body.
• Power and balance • Muscle Memory
Daily intake of water is essential not only for the physical conditioning of the body but maintaining optimum emotional and mental states as well. When thirst manifests, dehydration is already underway and the body requires some 2 to 3 liters of water per day for several weeks to restore the tissues to their proper balance.
Recommended Water Intake:
There is no real one-size-fits-all approach to water consumption. Non sports science doctors often recommend 8x8 oz ounces (64 ounces total). Of course, Athletes have figured out that they require a much greater intake and generally ingest 1ounce of water intake per bodyweight pound. That means that a 170 pound man requires much more hydration than just the usually recommended 64 ounces. Another general rule of thumb that has been adapted by personal trainers is that men should consume 128 ounces of water daily, and women should consume 88 ounces. This doesn't mean you need to drink this amount of water every day. Other beverages, as well as the moisture content of foods, also count toward your water intake.
Exercise: When exercising or engaging in any activity that makes you sweat, you need to drink extra water to compensate for that fluid loss. Drink 12 ounces of water two hours before a workout, and another 12 ounces 30 minutes before you begin. While you are exercising, you should drink 4 to 8 ounces every 15 minutes. You should consume an additional 12 ounces within 30 minutes of the end of your workout. During intense exercise involving significant sweating — say, during a marathon — you may need a sports drink or coconut water rather than plain water, to replace the sodium lost in sweat.
Tim Kelly is the Creator of Zenhaling. Zenhaling combines the Zen Essence, Yogic Path and Martial Spirit through Breath, Meditation, Movement and Energy. Z-Sports Science delivers Breathing for Performance, Mind Sharpening and Flexibility Training for Athletes, Coaches, Teams or anyone looking for the competitive edge. Tim is 50 years young, a long time Athlete, Yoga Instructor and inspired to share the Sports Science Training techniques used by top Sports Franchises and CEO's.