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Can a legendary Nike trainer and a former Buddhist monk crack the code on athletic success?

by Headspace

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What actually is the mind/body connection? And can changing how we train the mind improve how we train the body?

As Andy says, “the body and mind are not separate. No matter how much experience we have, no matter how hard we’ve trained, we can only perform at our best when the body and mind are in sync.” Which is why Headspace is partnering with Nike to feature work-out-specific mini meditations, tips and tricks for optimizing your training, and much, much more on the Nike+ Training Club app. When the mind and body are working together, anything is possible.

Listen in to world-class Nike trainer Ryan Flaherty speak with Headspace’s Andy Puddicombe on how meditation and mindfulness affect performance, training, and ultimately success.

Whether you’re looking to strengthen your motivation, let go of self-doubt, find greater focus and flow in your performance, recover more efficiently, or simply rediscover the enjoyment of movement, meditation will show you how. Check out our dedicated Sport packs in the app for just that.

This piece was produced in partnership with Nike Training Club. To get started on your fitness journey, download the NTC app here.


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