On the Olympic Dream & the Balance of body & mind of Athletes

Putting a spotlight on mental health in the Olympic Games, the health and well-being of all people is of paramount importance for happiness & doing good to ourselves, and to other people.

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Over the weekend I was transfixed by the withdrawal of Olympic Gymnast Simon Biles to the gymnastics finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. I have always been a fan of the Artistic Gymnastics discipline, along with Swimming, Springboard diving and Artistic Swimming.

Simon Biles, Greatest Gymnast of all time @Pinterest

As we are humans, before being athletes, the Power to Say no to pleasing people, societal pressures and expectations to win the Olympics, represents an Empowerment for Women & Men, the Courage to stand up and Do justice to our bodies and our minds.

via www.holisticlifestyleguide.com thanks to Pinterest

With COVID-19 we have experienced that our lives are fragile, anything can happen, and we can easily lose our loved family members, or even lose our lives in the blink of an eye. Adding to the pandemic, we need to take care of our body, listening to it and understanding how to align our bodies and the thoughts flowing in our minds.

As I was so happy to see the excitement and the enjoyment of US swimmer Caeleb Dressel and Jamaican Elaine-Thompson-Herah for winning, I also understand that Life brings you different experiences, and reactions to events.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, of Jamaica, wins the women’s 100-meter final at the Olympics, on July 31, 2021, in Tokyo @NBC News

We are different, we are special and we are all unique. Our Power stands in Understanding our feelings, Understanding others and Moving forward Together (secret recipe for success: you, others, Togetherness) , without judgement nor pre-conceived ideas of what is right or what is wrong to do. It is about feelings and we should all respect them.

Top watch:

Emma McKeon wins gold at 100 meters freestyle at Tokyo Olympic Games – Olympic record Time of 51.9.6 seconds

Caeleb Dressel, gold winner of 50 meters freestyle, and 4 X 100 meters Medley Relay

Adrenaline/Pressure vs Stress – Dressel words

Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah defends 100m title – BBC News – Olympic Break record of 10.61 seconds for 100 meters, second fastest time ever run by a woman

What are the Twisties in gymnastics? USAtoday / What are the twisties, and why are they so dangerous? Time magazine

a good evaluator & reality body-mind self-check 🙂

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