Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Golf Tip Tuesday: Focus

Like a lot of things, golf is as much a mental game as it is a physical game. Distractions, noises, an itch on the back of your leg...all these things can effect your game as much as twisting your arm in your back swing.

Try doing a bit of yoga breathing. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Swing when you're ready. Follow through after you hit the ball.

If you're a writer, try doing the same thing if you get stuck on a scene. Amazing how a little deep breathing can help.

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Jess said...

My hubby just got the latest issue of Golf Digest and they have this ongoing segment called "How Golf Saved My Life" or something like that. Anyway, it was about a reporter who got kidnapped and was put into someone's car trunk. He was freaking out about not being able to breathe well, so he had to focus. He concentrated on family for awhile, but just got too emotional thinking of them, so he imagined playing golf, and it kept him calm. Talk about a lifesaver!

Anita Saxena said...

Just a little deep breathing can help with so many things. I once had to have an MRI of my head, and being inside that tube made me quite anxious and nervous. I just took deep, long, breaths and eventually the unease decreased.
I've never tried deep breathing when I'm stuck on a scene. I will definitely try it the next time I hit a road block.

Sophia Chang said...

YES everything is so mental. My voice teacher used to tell me that all the time.

Thanks for the comment! I know, it's really overwhelming to go to so many blogs, especially since you're getting so many followers! As you can see, I'm slowly making my way through the pile of comments on my own post from last night lol.