By M. Ron Eslinger, RN, CRNA, APN, MA, BCH, CMI, FNGH Captain United States Navy Retired
Meditation is an effective way to relax and reduce anxiety. By progressively concentrating on different areas of the body and imagining physical relaxation, mental relaxation will follow. Mental relaxation itself is an altered state and helps the mind and body to be more responsive to suggestions & learning.
Research showed that players who used Guided Imagery to visualize correctly shooting free-throws did as well as those who actually practiced. When adding the visualization to actual practice percentage of improvement was amazing.
The person holding the Guinness Book of World Records for continuous unmissed free-throws said “The way to hit every shot is to not think, just shoot”.
The App will help the player develop conditioned responses making playing correctly, automatic. Listen to this App daily for 21 days.Do not listen to this App while driving or operating heavy machinery.
Five Critical Features for Relaxation
Place:Find a quiet room where you can work undisturbed.
Position: To learn progressive relaxation, all parts of your body must be comfortably supported. Find a bed, a couch, or a recliner.
Clothing: Wear loose clothing.
Time: Designate about fifteen minutes daily. Try to schedule a fixed time everyday so you won’t forget to do your progressive relaxation.
Focus: Try to focus on the particular sensations that come from letting go of tension.