A bit o’ zen
ARE YOU A cool ZEN DUDE under pressure?!
Let’s face it the few around us who have that innate ability to stay chilled under pressure are jealousy farms!!
Good news for the rest of us is we have a really easy way to take the edge of nerves. I use it all the time especially when doing demos!!
First I show a good comfortable posture then a quick run through relaxation breathing and ‘into the zone’ breath cycles. It takes just a few seconds to regain control under deadline pressure etc.
‘‘It’s a lot to do with understanding that being a successful pro in any field is based on learning and using high performance principles. We have to protect ourselves from burn-out that’s often caused but a few tiny things snowballing over time’’
Having trained these techniques to the Mens’ Olympic team @ Australian Institute of sport for Sydney 2000 these logical tools are founded on terra firma and certainly do help give you the edge.
As featured in our book Bones of Painted Letters