Category: 3 minute read

A Peek into Systemic Thinking

As a therapist, and other team members, we all are here in the business to manage problems or to enhance performances. We always want to progress from one problem to another and most of the time an athlete’s career is dependent on our decision making. The current condition of the sport performance and medicine: we…
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Exploring yoga for athletes

  The philosophy of yoga is one of the greatest contributions Indian culture has given to mankind. The virtues of yoga cannot be extolled enough. Yoga is definitely for everyone and has been gaining popularity as a performance enhancer for athletes. It benefits athletes in various ways as sports is both a mind and a…
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The Elite 26.2

When I walked into a sports superstore in my city a few years ago, I was drawn towards a particular brand. It catered to all the merchandise a runner would need. The name lingered in my mind the entire time I was at the store. I had a strong inkling that the brand name was…
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Chase Your Dreams

  I have faith in dreams; for they do exist. Because when I sleep, they are my bliss. I have faith in dreams Because sometimes they don’t let me sleep. When I hear the beat of my feet; I forget reality. It’s just me and the 100-metre leap. I have faith in dreams; For they…
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Athletes during COVID pandemic

“Marathon is like life. We have many courses in the world-flat courses, uphill and downhill. This period of Covid-19 is like an uphill course, where we need to live in a slow way, in a positive way, in order to finish the race well”, says world marathon icon Eliud Kipchoge. Who better to look up…
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Building the future for India’s little known African-Origin community

Before the beginning The Sports Authority of India had a simple thought process.  “Good genes meant medal winning hopefuls.” The athletes in East African nations such as Kenya and Ethiopia are known for their consistent performances. They have a natural propensity towards running. But whether this could be attributed solely to a specific genetic advantage…
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Usain Bolt-Rags to rapid riches (Part I)

Have you been so successful not just to own the spotlight but adorn it like it’s your birthright? Naysayers are usually irked at such high levels of confidence. However, for the yellow speedster being a little shy is not an option. Unless, it is the world record time of a track event. On hindsight, yellow…
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5 careers in sports for non-athletes in India

Contemplating a career in sports in India is often treated with disbelief, pessimism, and mockery. Spotlight finishes require a lot of time, talent and a sickening work ethic. Of course, the glamour, bonanza and glory endowed are lucrative. However to gain the required motivation and acceptance from parents and peers is also a rarity. So,…
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The Invisible Struggle : Mental Health and Sports

Imagine a common scenario, two athletes on the bench. One struggling with depression, and one recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured ligament. Which seems more severe? Glaring social stigma points to the athlete with the physical injury. But mental illnesses are just as detrimental to performance.The issue of mental health is often stigmatized and…
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