Take time to “just relax”

I recently finished one of my favorite books of all time, Golf for Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra. For those of you who don’t know him I would take some time out of your busy schedule to check out a video or two. This book had some of the most simple and easy tips for golf and had absolutely nothing to do with the golf swing. It made me realize how much negative emotion I carry from shot to shot and by the end of many of my rounds I turn into this huge ball of stress. Tension in your body is terrible for your golf game as well as your overall health. Just relax is my simple interpretation that is sure to help you in golf and life.

Golf and life are supposed to be fun

Why have so many of us simply lost our ability to live and enjoy our lives? Many health practitioners are calling stress the biggest health concern of our era. So what can you do to help your Golf game and your life? Just Relax. Sounds so simple, right? Then why are so few of us actually living this way? Many of us don’t understand the importance of stress free living. Even if we do know the importance often times we were never taught how to relax. Lastly, most of us have not experienced the true joy that can come from simply being present and relaxing your body into the present moment.

Our promise to you

It seems like obvious advice to “just relax”. I think most people understand that it is important. How many of us actually take the time to unplug and give our selves just 10 minutes or more of relaxation every day? On the golf course do you take some deep breaths and relax all of the muscles in your body before hitting that tee shot? Or is your entire body tense from the last three putt? I’ll make a promise to you. If you make deep conscious breathing a part of your everyday life and your golf game, your life and golf game will improve in ways you didn’t know we’re possible. Just give yourself 30 seconds before each shot focusing on the breath and your game and approach to your game will change forever.

To apply this same principle to life I recommend doing it several times a day. Possibly more when you start to feel any tension you might be holding on to. Focusing on the breath for just a few short minutes will teach you how to let go of any unwanted stress, tension, and baggage. One of the most important things you can do for your health is release stress, allow yourself to live in a state of joy and of course, just relax.