#whatyogataught me. Here is number 2 of 5
#2 Relaxation is power,
Relaxation is power, whereas tension limits our power. What makes someone a master of anything? Skateboarding, sinking a free throw, martial arts, public speaking or solving problems. While training in martial arts, I learned that by forcing too much, my mind and my muscles actually generated less power. If I was too tense and tried too hard during a punch the punching bag would barely move. If I relaxed in the moment and used my breath, the impact of the punch increased dramatically. Yoga is the art of learning to use our mind and body to maximize relaxation during challenging times. This is incredible for the mind. When I work with high-level athletes and Olympians who are in high pressure situations, I tell them to breathe and soften areas where their bodies are tense, When the body relaxes the mind follows. This skill can be applied to anything we do to increase the impact of what we do.