Your brain and body are really good at telling you what they need. Learning how to listen and respond is one of the most powerful things you can do as an athlete and young woman
EA's 5 Favorite yoga videos
Don't worry! You don't have to know how to do yoga to explore these videos. Do your best, listen to your body and it's limits. This is not a time to PUSH through anything, but rather simply MOVE through. The more you do it, the easier and more natural it gets. (Trust us, we still fall over sometimes)
yoga for hips and low back
Field hockey players put a lot of strain on their hips and low back. taking intentional time to take care of that space can help increase performance and reduce the chances of related injuries.
Flexibility is a key factor in avoiding injury, but working on flexibility can seem like a really big task to take on. this is a great video to incorporate into your week to help you gain some bend in your body!
EA's Favorite mindfulness activities
This is where we start to intentionally involve our brain. Studies continue to prove that the more we love on our brain, the healthier we become in ALL aspects. These activities focus on what and how we feed our mind by introducing practices that help develop HEALTHY forms of resiliency, self-talk, conflict resolution, and coping strategies.
There is a lot going on in life and it is super easy to let anxiety and worry and overthinking take over. But here's a fun fact: your brain CANNOT be anxious and grateful at the same time.
Grab a piece of paper and some markers and try this exercise whenever you're feeling overwhelmed!
Sometimes it can be hard to see what good things are happening in your life. It's easy to share your day in terms of things that were annoying or frustrating....or just not share your day at all and assume "nothing" is going on. This exercise is a great one for realizing how awesome your days can be!
It can be hard to move from the school day to game time.
Use this template to get your mind ready for competition and be your own hype woman.