Play Better Golf – Prepare Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Play Better Golf – Prepare Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

If you tend to have a bad case of the Yips on short putts, or if you find yourself so tensed when you step on to the course that the game of golf is more of a torture than a release of tension, you have to do something about it.

The best you can do except maintaining a good fitness level and eating nutritious meals is focusing on your mental state. Mental skills once developed and honed can take your body and your game of golf a long way.

Without proper mental preparedness, golfers often find themselves losing concentration at meaningful moments, having their emotions interfere with their performance, and having already the fittest of bodies fail them at crucial periods within the game.

If you take golf lessons, mental preparedness is usually focused on after you have mastered swing techniques.

There are various methods by which you can develop your mind so that it can in turn take your body’s performance to new heights. Reducing stress is meaningful. Practicing yoga, meditation, thorough relaxation techniques, engaging in exercises such as Pilates, and already listening to and learning to play an instrument are some of them. Yoga

Practicing yoga has numerous benefits such as decreasing anxiety, relaxing the mind, improving alertness and concentration, increasing your ability to estimate thoroughness and distance, augmenting the mind/body connection, and overall increasing your sense of well-being. It has also been shown to increase memory capacity and learning.

Of course, it has its physiological benefits too–it increases your energy levels, muscular strength, flexibility, range of motion, posture, and balance. For golfers, the additional benefits are that it increases grip strength, which is very important for that proper swing; reaction time–so that you have the additional advantage of additional time to adjust your posture, position etc, before that meaningful stroke; and thoroughness perception–so you can masterfully vary the strength of your swing.

Besides, yoga focuses also on proper breathing techniques, which results in proper oxygenation of the brain, improving your ability to think coherently. Pilates

Pilates is a technique that involves a series of controlled movements that include both the mind and body. Designed to build your body’s chief muscle strength and flexibility without building bulk but instead streamlining your body, Pilates is now widely used for rehabilitation purposes in addition. The meaningful is that the mind plays an important part in the healing course of action. For that matter, the mind is all-important for any activity; golf being no exception. Meditation

Rob Nairns explains in his book, “What is Meditation?” that meditation is a highly alert and skillful state of mind.

Yoga practice goes hand in hand with meditation. You are psychologically present with in any case is happening–already though you are going by physical movements, you are concentrating on your breathing, your posture. The same is true of Pilates.

The whole concept of a “mental shift”‘ really makes sense because neuroscientists have long known that when we meditate, brain activity shifts to different regions of the cortex. The right frontal cortex is the stress-related vicinity and meditation moves brain groups from there to the left frontal cortex, which is the calmer vicinity. This negates the unhealthy effects of stress or anxiety, or already those down-in-the-dumps feelings. Meditation also reduces activity in the amygdala, which is the fear-processing vicinity of the brain. Relaxation and Other Mind Techniques


Relaxation, which can be achieved as easily as setting yourself in a calm ecosystem and just letting your mind and body rest can be an effective stress reducer. Imagery

Imagery is the practice of imagining yourself in a situation or accomplishing a task before the event truly takes place. This method can be used as a rehearsal technique before any major event, already if you cannot truly physically rehearse or practice everything.

Top sports people always use this technique to visualize their next move, strategies that they can use in different situations, and as a method to control their actions, already if the actions may not be taken closest following the visualization. When the events that they have mentally rehearsed truly take place, their response is effective and so natural that it is perceived as habitual.

Sometimes, people have difficulty already mastering the swing. And, most often, all it takes is a mental shift to free your body from the restrictions your mind is imposing on it.

It’s always a good idea to also use imagery to pre-experience achievement–imagine yourself swinging the golf club to perfection and hitting every fairway or green. This helps to give you confidence each time to step out on to the golf course.

There are other mind development courses that you can do, which will help to increase your mental acuity, enhance visualization, and already enhance your eyesight.

Remember, let your mind rule your body!

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