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PRESENCE OF MIND

What do you think of when someone says ‘meditation’? Kneeling Zen monks? Saffron-clad yogis floating six inches above the floor? It’s true that various types of meditative practices have been promoted and taught within all of the great religious traditions of the world, but they’re certainly not limited to the enlightened.

From medieval Samurai swordsmen to MMA stars preparing to enter the octagon, and from Olympic diver Tom Daley to the current top-ranked tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, warriors and athletes alike have long made meditation a core part of their personal training and development.

“Mindfulness helps us to distinguish between the normal aches and pains of training, and the more intense sensations that indicate illness or injury”

BECOMING MINDFUL

The first thing to understand about meditation is that there are many different ways to do it – from emptying the mind, to

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