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Athletes using meditation to improve performance

wildmind meditation newsIlene Raymond Rush, The Inquirer: For 15 minutes a day, Tim Frazier, Penn State’s senior point guard, finds a quiet place, switches on a podcast, and meditates. Along with his teammates, Frazier, the team’s all-time leader in assists, has found that practicing mindfulness meditation – focusing on the breath with his eyes closed and becoming aware of his thoughts without judging them – has amped up his performance on the court.

“The game moves so fast, it’s hard to focus on the here and now,” said Frazier, who is pretty fleet of foot himself. “Meditation slows me down [mentally], keeps me more relaxed and more …

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I am the Business Manager at Wildmind.org. I've been through a 12-step recovery program and my life has changed dramatically thanks to all the help I've received. So I find that I love nothing better than helping people in return. A few months ago I discovered meditation, and it's become a crucial part of my life. Now I want to share that too! When I saw that Wildmind was in need of help, I immediately reached out and made myself available to help them in their mission to change the world by spreading mindfulness and compassion. Read more articles by .

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