May 30, 2019
Tom Watson offered the phrase ‘When I learned how to breathe I learned how to win’
One of the legends of the game, 5 Time Open Champion and someone who finished runner up in the Open Championship at the age of 60.
Former World Number One Justin Rose has talked about the importance of the breath in his own pre shot routine.
Recently when Graeme McDowell won on the PGA Tour he was kind enough to say that a breathing focus on his putting that I had suggested to him had made a world of difference.
Breathing such a simple activity but with profound implications.
Today’s guest is Jayne Storey who has been on the Brain Booster before but has just recently released a tremendous book called ‘Breathe Golf’
I joked with Jayne during the show about ‘how can you write an entire book about breathing!’
When you listen to Jayne you will understand how the combination of understanding ATTENTION and the BREATH is so crucial to your performance.
‘Check in with your breath’ is not only useful for your game but vital for your life.
In a world where we are permanently distracted this simple age old tradition can do wonders to take you out of the stress response with cortisol flooding your system to a place of CALM.
How you can activate your relaxation response and get back to the state of mind that ALLOWS you to play your very best.
As Jayne explains we cannot do movement whilst we think of movement
We need to understand the mind-body connection and how we can release our capability
The ancient disciplines of Martial Arts like Tai Chi and Yoga have known this for centuries.
We are perhaps only now through the work of people like Jayne just beginning to wake up to the importance.
As I often say in my seminars ‘Beware the simplicity trap’
Just because something sounds simple doesn’t mean it is simple to DO
Checking in with the breath, committing to meditation
This is a DAILY practice
You don’t just ‘try’ it for a while you commit long term.
Jayne Storey has committed her life to this work and you will greatly benefit from her words of wisdom in this show.
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