Everyone knows that a good percentage of athletic performance is mental. We've all seen our favorite team in a pressure situation get psyched out— suddenly, it can't do anything right. Think about the last time you played your favorite sport. Was there ever a time when you suddenly slipped into "the zone"? Your performance becomes flawless, and you're able to exceed your normal abilities.
Because yoga unites body and mind, it teaches you control over your mental state as it teaches you control over your body. What happens to you really is "all in your mind," so let your mind be your instrument—learn how to "play" it in the zone of peak performance.
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