Sep 26, 2018
Mindfulness, meditation, and yoga are becoming increasingly popular, but it may not be obvious why. Matthew Repplinger is the founder of Pro Positive Yoga, an author, and a General Manager of the Denver Browns baseball team. In this episode, we uncover his journey from alcoholism to discovering his love of yoga and how he was able to combine that love with his passion for the game of baseball. Through a conversation with his father, he was able to be completely honest with himself about where he was at. From the moment he committed to sobriety, his world became a world of opportunity, rather than a series of unfortunate events.
A typical ride on his apartment elevator crossed his paths with Yoga Danny and would forever alter Matthew’s path. After one of his favorite baseball players, Ryan Freel, committed suicide, he committed to combining his two loves of yoga and baseball to help make the world a better place. Matthew now consults over a third of Major League Baseball in practicing yoga, and has played an integral role in bringing the popular Yoga Day to Major League Baseball fields across the country.
Pro Positive Yoga believes that a regular yoga practice is beneficial in ways which simultaneously impact core muscle strength and mental focus. Many athletes struggle with a loss of identity at the end of their athletic career. It is common and not just at the professional level... even more so at the amateur and collegiate levels. It’s understandable former athletes will often feel unfulfilled when they don't advance to the next level. Yoga enacts a connection between the mind and the body, it's proven that it creates a greater sense of wellbeing.
You will discover some tips to starting out practicing yoga and meditation along with some powerful methods to help you detach traumatic or defining events from your identity. We also unwrap the power of visualization and the importance of intention and mindful breathing.
Tune in to see why Matthew finds these books interesting and where he gets his inspiration from today.
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