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Wimbledon 2015: Meditation is the secret behind Djokovic’s winning form

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The pressures of being a professional athlete can take the heat out of the best of players. The top ones are able to deal with it as a part and parcel of the whole gamut of professional sport.

Novak Djokovic, the top tennis player in the world is regarded as one of the strongest tennis players when it comes mental toughness.

After recording yet another comfortable straight sets victory in Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Friday, Djokovic was asked what goes through his mind when he plays.

“I try to put myself only in the present moment, not fight against the thoughts and the pressure and the excitement, but just acknowledge them and be aware of present thoughts but also try to keep my composure and calm,” the defending champion said.

Situated on a leafy suburban street at a five minute walk from the All England Club, the Buddhapadipa Temple has been visited by Djokovic for quiet contemplation for several years now.

“Novak came here on his own. He just walked in and said hello to the people here and went on to meditate on his own”, an orange-robed Phramaha, one of seven Buddhist Monks who lives at the temple told The Independent.

The Serbian player usually meditates early in the morning when the grounds are quiet. He is respectful of the surroundings but does not speak to the monks.

“Sometimes he asks our staff to open the main temple for him, so he can get inside and sit still for a while there,” Phramaha said.

“I think he’s learned how to meditate on his own. He walks around the temple and spends one or two hours alone. He just comes to the temple to enjoy nature, the peace and the beautiful environment”, the full time monk added.

Decorated by a shady walkway weaved between trees and several arched wooden bridges that ascend into a grand staircase, it is easy to see why the world  No.1 chooses to visit the temple so often.

Intricate murals and a floor strewn with Buddha statues and candles further amplify the beauty of the temple. Further accentuating the charm are a series of wooden signs engraved with Buddhist teachings put alongside the path.

“Though one may conquer a thousand men in battle, the one who conquers himself is the greater warrior,” the sign reads.

According to the Phramaha, meditation is helpful for athletes as it focuses the mind on solving “the problem in front of you”–in this case playing on a point-to-point basis.

“Just focusing on the now: that’s the benefit of meditation”, remarks the dynamic player Djokovic.

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Meditation Can Help You To Become Less Error Prone

The research, published in the journal Brain Sciences, tested how open monitoring meditation or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one's mind and body

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Meditation helps in bringing the entire thought process to one point and relax, it clears our vision and fortunately while preparing for meditation we try to settle our physical, emotional and mental status. Pixabay

Researchers have found that Meditation could help you to become less error prone. According to the health experts here, meditation also helps in rejuvenating the mind, mental well being, better concentration power along with improved memory.

Practically stress and unwanted tension are some of the major reasons of short term forgetfulness and unfocused behaviour, the experts added.

Manish Gupta, Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology at Jaypee Hospital, Noida, said that meditation helps in rejuvenating the mind and gives relief from stress.

“Hence up to some extent it is helpful in making a person deal things with more patience and quiet mind. It also entirely depends upon the types of meditation one is doing, like sitting and following certain breathing exercise pattern to calm the mind, focusing on one point for a long time with quite mind,” Gupta told IANS.

“As per techniques, these activities definitely help in making a person more focused. Undoubtedly a calm mind can do things better than a mind full of mess,” Gupta said.

The research, published in the journal Brain Sciences, tested how open monitoring meditation or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one’s mind and body — altered brain activity in a way that suggests increased error recognition.

They found that 20 minutes of meditation can enhance the brain’s ability to detect and pay attention to mistakes.

It makes people feel more confident in what mindfulness meditation might really be capable of for performance and daily functioning right there in the moment, the study said.

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Researchers have found that Meditation could help you to become less error prone. According to the health experts here, meditation also helps in rejuvenating the mind, mental well being, better concentration power along with improved memory. Pixabay

According to Pallavi Joshi, Clinical Psychologist at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, traditionally meditation has always been suggested to be added in the daily routine so as to reduce regular mental problems.

“As per today’s lifestyle time has come on fast pace, a single mind has to deal with a number of things in a single time, hence being forgetful, making silly mistakes frequently is nothing new,” Joshi told IANS.

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“Meditation helps in bringing the entire thought process to one point and relax, it clears our vision and fortunately while preparing for meditation we try to settle our physical, emotional and mental status which culminates in not only good meditation, but additional effectiveness at the level of balanced emotional and mental well being, better concentration power, improved memory, lesser forgetfulness,” she explained. (IANS)