Mets are heading into the World Series tonight. They've done some serious damage this season. Credit goes to the pitching line up. These four swaggering onto the field.
Wonder if the difference is the fact that this season the Mets have a sports psychologist on board. You know, a guy to talk to them about where their heads are when they're playing and when they're resting. One of the skills the guy has taught them is this -- how to breathe.
One veteran claims to use a special breath just for the most intense situations - late in the game, down by one, bases loaded. First he gets his posture straight, he says, then he breathes in for four counts, and breaths out for four counts.
That's sama vritti - even turning breath. Bet the shrink is also a yogi. Makes sense. Yoga is a mind trip as much as a body trip - just like sports.
As the breath turns, so does the mind.