Finding Zen in Gymnastics

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Photo Credit: (c) Can Stock Photo Recently I was reading an article on the teachings of Buddhism and I couldn’t help but draw certain correlations between the basic philosophies and how we can easily apply them into youth sports today….particularly competitive gymnastics. In today’s fast paced world where everyone is trying to get somewhere as quick as possible, we often forget that what is happening … Read More

16 Ways to Overcome Psychological (Mental) Block in Gymnastics

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Virtually 70% of high level gymnasts have experienced psychological blocking. Psychological blocking which is also commonly called mental block is the inability to perform a skill previously performed with ease. Only a small percentage of these athletes experience blocking to the point that it disrupts their performance. Nonetheless, for those who do, the experience is devastating. Occasionally, a clear-cut starting point identifies the origin of the psychological blocking problem – … Read More

10 Things Only Gymnast’s Moms Understand

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by: Tawnya (This article was originally written here. Re-posted by permission from the author.) Life of a Gymnastics Mom When my daughter first became interested in gymnastics, neither she or I had any idea that it would become such a big part of our lives, of our family’s life. Today, from November to March our life pretty much revolves around the … Read More