A successful golfer needs to be relaxed when out on the green. Tension will upset your swing and cause you to miss your mark every time. It restricts your range of motion and does not allow you take a full swing. If you are having a bad day or an especially stressful week at work, try some relaxation techniques before heading out to shoot 18.
Yoga is used by millions around the world as a way to relax and reconnect with your mind. You don’t need to do any fancy moves, just sitting on the floor cross legged is a good place to start. Close your eyes and draw in a deep breath, raising your arms out until they are parallel to your shoulders. Hold that position for as long as possible and than slowly exhale as you lower your arms. Focus on the air entering and exiting your lungs as you raise and lower your arms, and soon you will feel the tension leaving your body.
Much like yoga, meditation involves a focus on your breathing in order to clear your mind of other matters. Picture troubles in your mind as you inhale, and then watch as they float out of your mind as you let the air out. When you meditate, you focus on cleansing your body of negative thoughts so that you can come to peace and a way to relax.
An Infrared Sauna
Portable infrared saunas provide a unique way to cleanse your mind and body. By using infrared technology instead of hot water and steam, the deep cells of your body are cleansed, removing all toxins and improving your health. At the same time, the relaxation of the mind that a portable infrared sauna provides will help to ease tense muscles and improve on your golf game.
Not all of your favorite hobbies require focus and drive the way that golf does. Go out on the lake and do some fishing or to the range and practice shooting your rifle. Once you start doing something that you enjoy, you are going to be able to let go of your stress. Once that happens your muscles will relax and your swing will back to normal.
In some cases, it is just a lack of sleep that is holding you back from relaxing. You typically need at least eight hours straight a night in order to stay sharp. If you are not getting that, or it is not a restful sleep, you will lose your concentration and not be able to play the way you should. Cut out caffeine in the evenings and engage in relaxing activities at night in order to get a good nights sleep and improve your golf game.
Practice relaxation techniques often if you want the concentration and focus needed to always have that perfect swing. Golfing may not be as physically challenging as other sports, but you still need to work on it off of the green in order to perfect your game.