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  • Noa Kageyama

    June 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Hi Luis,

    I don’t think there’s one “correct” or “best” pre-performance routine – after all, when you look at athletes, there is quite a range in how pre-performance routines look. So if you feel pretty comfortable with the key elements that you described – like visual focus (quiet eye), breathing, releasing tension, and cueing up the sound/feel you’re going for – I think you’ll be just fine without the channeling energy part of the process..

    Some folks really connect with that step, but not everyone does, so feel free to go with what seems to work best for you!


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