Canadas sport

Ice Hockey Players Forward Contact Sticks

 

We have always been quite keen about sports like soccer, basketball, lawn tennis and of course, cricket. Who does not like cricket? We all do and we follow it religiously whether it is 20-20 or world cup! I am sure we all are aware of the fact that baseball is our national game but our duty does not end there. There are still a great deal of people specially the new generation who is clueless about this game and how it’s in fact played. It is high time we begin exploring this game after all it is our national game and we should not ignore it.

In this game, two teams have been divided which plays against every other. Each team must carefully move the ball to the opponent’s goal with the help of a hockey stick.

• Keep yourself ready with hockey equipment. Purchase a beginner stick which comes up to your waist so that you can learn and perform comfortably.

• You will need to keep in mind that while playing hockey, your left hand will give the principal guidance to the stick and your right hand will be the main support to the rod.

• Your left foot should be pointing at the front while the remainder foot should be put back for support. You’ll have to bend your knees in order to aim for the ball.

• Now all you will need to do is,’trap the ball’. Here, try to prevent or slow down the speed of the ball that’s coming towards you.

• it’s time to hit the ball and for that you’ll have to make sure that your right hand is very close to your left hand so that the ball is in direct contact with your forward foot.

• Try and dip the ball across the length of the stick. Attempt to work on the turns and pulls with the help of some of your team member.

In the long run, the more you will practice it, the perfect you’ll end up in this game. Once you may learn it, you will not look ahead to any other game. All sports are interesting and fun with no doubt but as an Indian we shouldn’t ignore our national sport and must be equally excited and keen in learning and practicing it. It is one of the important things to remember.

Take deep breaths

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When we were born, we knew how to breathe properly. At the time of the very first breath, we knew what to do.

We may have been frightened, stressed or shocked. We might have panicked and our automated reaction was to breathe quickly to our chests. Over time this became our new habit. When I look around a yoga class, I see most people are shallow breathing. But if we do this for a long period of time, we begin to think this is normal.

As you sit at your computer now, notice what your breath is doing. Notice what your shoulders do and how your stomach is feeling. Now sit up straight, roll your shoulders back and down. Release any tension in your stomach. Check out with your own breath. Are you breathing deeply into your stomach? This new habit will take effort to maintain at first. Keep checking in with your breath throughout the day and finally any tightness in your stomach will decrease.

Shallow breathing means that our organs do not receive the same amount of oxygen as they do during deep breathing. Your intestines are filled with fresh oxygen. If you lay the alveoli out flat (the air sacks in your lungs), they would be the size of a 1 bedroom flat which is about 450 square feet. Imagine how much more efficient and healthy our bodies would be if we breathed properly!

During shallow breathing, your sympathetic nervous system goes into a state of anxiety. This informs your body that you are stressed and releases the associated stress hormones.

Imagine the difference to our health, vitality and energy if we were to breathe deeply everyday. Imagine the positive impact on our performance. Exercising helps your body to perform at its best. It relieves tension, stress and fear. I find that when my breathing is fast and shallow, then my mind is over active. When I consciously control my breathing and aim for deep inhales and long exhales, my mind becomes more calm and I’m less stressed.

Check how you’re breathing now.