Athletes and top performers in almost every field have long since known that Meditation, visualization, and Guided Imagery support performance. It is widely accepted that sports are 90 percent mental and only 10 percent physical. Without perfect focus, an otherwise critical opportunity can turn to loss and disappointment. With the pressure put on today's professionals, it is no wonder that many of the top athletes turn to meditation and Guided Imagery to improve focus and reduce the stress associated with being a top performer.
The following great athletes are just a short list of those that have shared their positive thoughts on how important meditation is at their level.
- Barry Zito
- Joe Namath
- Kobe Bryant
- Michael Jordan
- Jack Nicholas
- Ricky Williams
- Novak Djokovic
Imagery Connection has a section of our library designed to support personal performance both in sports and in any area where you need to perform at your best. You will enjoy enhanced focus and clarity in everything you face. These are pre-requisites to achieving flow in any task at hand. If you seek self-transcendence and the experience of your limits falling away. Guided Imagery Meditation will be an important part of your development as an athlete and as a top performing human being.
When you get in that zone, it’s just a supreme confidence that you know it’s going in. It’s not a matter of if – it’s going in. . . . Everything slows down. You just have supreme confidence. When that happens, you really do not try to focus on what’s going on [around you], because you could lose it in a second. . . . You have to really try to stay in the present, not let anything break that rhythm. . . . You get in the zone and just try to stay here. You don’t think about your surroundings, or what’s going on with the crowd or the team. You’re kind of locked in.Kobe Bryant - on his 81-point game in 2006