When you take on the challenge and thrill of a good game,
You really have to focus.
You need patience, perspective, resilience.
you need physical skill with the controller,
and emotional calm to deal with those times you keep... on... dying... again... and again... in the same... damn... place...
calm and centered means you probably won't make rash moves out of frustration.
you'll be focused, and in the zone.
What's my Y4G point?
Yoga is a mind-body practice.
the word "yoga", in sanskrit, means union, and also means "to yoke".
if you get into the practice and you want it,
you can learn to observe and channel your mind, body, and emotions
so that you... can... FOCUS...
and move on to the next freaking part of the game
(I'm talking video game, and game of LIFE).
you learn this skill and art
not just by beating your brain with your brain into submission.
that sounds like a bad plan.
you actually do it through consistent, daily practice,
minutes at a time,
Yoga for Gamers style.
You go through the body, opening, breathing, and strengthening bit by bit
to help you access the mind and basically coax it to behave
as you want it to.
There's more to this, but that's the outline...
Now go rock that level
once and for all.
Danielle enjoys yoga, writing, games, cartoons, and music. She relates a lot to Avatar Korra and is training hard as a yogi to learn element bending. She's also interested in exploring the element of PLAY found in both yoga and video games. Danielle is the one you see in the videos and the creator of Y4G.