How Baseball Players Can Incorporate Self-Care Routines NOW
`We are all in the same boat. We don't know how COVID-19 will affect our lives. For athletes, the offseason is a time to restore and prepare for the upcoming season. Baseball players were halfway through Spring Training when everything came to a halt. How can baseball players use this extended time off wisely?
Start to incorporate self-care routines NOW.
Have you always wanted to start a meditation practice? Now is an ideal time to begin to practice daily. What could this look like? It could be as simple as sitting quietly with your eyes closed for THREE minutes. Try to breathe in and out through your nose, focusing on how your inhales and exhales feel. That's all you need to do. If you notice you feel calmer and more relaxed doing this daily, you can slowly start to increase the amount of time you sit quietly.
Take time for some yoga stretches. Athletes often tell me they don't have time for yoga. Yoga, like meditation, does not need to take up much time at all. Try 10 minutes on a yoga mat. Downward facing dog, child's pose, maybe a few lunges. It doesn't need to be complicated. Try to connect movement with breath.
As you continue on with a daily yoga and meditation practice, you will begin to see that these routines do not need to take up much time. These practices will keep you calm and balanced in a time when your body and mind need it most. You will be more mentally resilient and prepared when it is time to get back on the field.
Good luck and namaste!
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