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How yoga can improve your mental health during this lockdown period

Yoga is India’s gift to the world. Having origins from the motherland, it has been practised all over the world by millions of people and many celebrities advocating for it as a way of life. It involves a mental, physical and spiritual connection to oneself which explores the hidden gems behind everyday chaos. Yoga has always remained synonymous with meditation...

Mind Matters | How to take care of mental health during coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic is not only a physical challenge but a mental one too. With almost little to no movement, information overload, negativity hanging in the air mind can get bogged down. Here is how athletes can take care of their mental health during a pandemic.

Gaming isn’t easy, it hurts mental health: Monish Kumar

Monish ‘cyx’ Kumar, a 21-year-old gamer talks about his passion for esport gaming, what it takes to be an epsort gamer and how his parents supported him in his endeavours.

Mind Matters | Why is mental health a crucial ingredient for athletes’ success?

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What is sports psychology? Let’s decode the speedy growing field of developing mental toughness in the athletic realm. Have you ever seen a kid bungee jumping? If so, have you seen him with a harness on or off? Mental training in sport is somewhat like the harness that we have seen on the kids’ bungee jumping. How?...

The importance of mental health to pursue sporting success

P V Sindhu
Aryaman Birla, Indian cricketer and son of business tycoon Kumar Mangalam Birla was in news last week due to his plan to take an indefinite break from cricket due to anxiety. Taking a break due to stress or anxiety is no uncommon news. Cricketers such as Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson and Will Pucovski took a break from cricket to...

Deepa Malik stresses on need for sportsmen to deal with mental health issues

Khel Ratna awardee Deepa Malik has laid emphasis on the need for sportsmen to adapt to new changes and face challenges in their professional career, which will help them deal with mental issues that are a part of sports today. Talking about the obstacles that she faced in her journey to the silver...

Being mentally fit is very important during lockdown: Gagan Narang

Gagan Narang
Having achieved success in a sport which, in his words, is 98 percent mental, Olympic bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang on Friday emphasised on the need for a calm and composed mind to face the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The London Games bronze medal winner spoke on a range of issues while participating in a discussion titled 'Fitness! A...

Breaks do affect mentally, but it’s all about staying positive — Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra (Image: Neeraj Chopra/Twitter)
Just two years ago, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was seen at the pinnacle of his career when he became one of India's brightest hope for a medal in Olympics. He became the first Indian javelin thrower to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast 2018. His stupendous form stood firmly again in Jakarta the same...

Boxing federation arranges mental fitness session for boxers during lockdown

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The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Sunday became the first national sports body to conduct a mental fitness and emotional well-being session, which was attended by 374 boxers and coaches from the country. The interactive session covered pressing issues like match-day anxiety, training in absence of coach and how to maintain well-being during such uncertain times. The experts also...

Coronavirus: Six ways athletes can maintain their health amid lockdown

P V Sindhu | Source: News18
The COVID-19 pandemic has paralysed the world in its grip and there is a lot of uncertainty looming over all of us. The sports industry has taken a major hit and the recent postponement of the Olympics is a testament to this fact. All athletes, be it amateurs or elite, have had to gather themselves in these difficult times.  However,...