Transcendental Meditation and Sports
Transcendental Meditation and Sports is a branch of the International Maharishi Foundation and the Maharishi Foundation of Latin America (Please see also New Solution for Latin America). Heading up this initiative is Rubén Sánchez Yepes. This is his story:
“I was a Soccer Player for over 15 years. I was living my dream of investing all my time doing what I loved most, Sports. Like any athlete, I wanted to get at the top of my game, but at some point in my career I realized that I was missing something, I could not understand why I was suffering If I was doing what I loved most. That was a key moment in my life which generated an existential question that became the inner force leading my quest to find the truth about happiness and the highest sports performance. Why do we have to suffer? This question led me to make myself a promise of offering sport-related people the keys to remove suffering from their career and to attain the highest sports performance in an easy, natural, and effortless way.
As a Sports Science student and soccer player, I knew what current theories of sports performance had to say about performance and their limitations. I was aware that they were missing something, but I did not know what. One day as part of my research, I came across Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a renowned scholar, meditation teacher, and expert on highest human and social development, that led my life to a new scientifically based understanding of highest performance and the role of stress in it. Immediately, I felt that his knowledge and technologies were revolutionary and could really help sport-related people to understand and experience the highest states of performance consistently which will dramatically change their lives and careers.
Maharishi emphasized that the basis to consistently highest performance resides at the experience of the deepest most silent level of our mind, at a point where science has validated that highest mind-brain coordination is experienced. He also stated that anyone can access it through the practice of a systematic and scientifically validated technology, the Transcendental Meditation technique. After learning Transcendental Meditation and studying his methods for a while, I decided to become a Transcendental Meditation teacher so I could become a world expert and help all sport-related people worldwide to raise their levels of happiness and performance to the highest while designing a future for sports completely free from stress and suffering.”
“You have the feeling that the mind has no limits, there are no walls that limit it, you feel open to everything, the movements arise easily one after the other, it gives me tranquility and a clear vision of things.”
- Ruben Lopez