Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Huh? What?


I don't usually "rant" on my web page. I don't like reading blogs that are collections of "rants." But, sometimes I can't help myself. From the USOF yahoo group...

I'm doing some research on incorporating mind-body work into orienteering training.

Does anyone out there regularly use mind-body practices -- meditation, breathing techniques, visualization, guided imagery, self-hypnosis -- to help with their orienteering, training or competition? I'd like to hear from you. If it comes together, I'd edit the info into a column for ONA's new training feature.

I suppose this guy might be on to something interesting...but he's lost me with the jargon. Among the jargon I don't understand: mind-body work, breathing techniques (don't we all breath when we orienteer?), guided imagery and self hypnosis.

I suspect most of the jargon can be explained in plain English. The guy who wrote the post might even understand what the jargon means. I wish he'd have taken the time to write in plain English.

posted by Michael | 1:36 PM


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