An Overview of Mental Training of Indian Olympians


India has sent its largest ever contingent to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics in the hopes of bringing back more medals as compared to the previous Olympics. There have been 120 athletes who have adorned the colours of India and are competing in 18 sports with the aim of winning a medal for the country. The […]

How Athletes Adapted their Training to Prepare for the Postponed Tokyo Olympics


All athletes dream of representing their country at the Olympics. All athletes dream of winning a gold medal for their country at the Olympics. How does an athlete prepare for an event that takes place once every four years and for many athletes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? The run up towards the Olympics hasn’t been […]

Athletic Identity – Who am I?

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All human beings associate with multiple identities or roles. One person can be a runner, tennis player, mother, wife, colleague, etc. Each identity or role has a different weight, meaning and expectation associated with it. When one identity is particularly important to a person, they derive their self-worth based on the success achieved in that […]

Channelising Your Goals Through a Vision Board

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A picture is worth a thousand words. A vision board is a creative visualisation process of creating a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals. When you carefully select pictures, words, and phrases that resonate with your goal, it acts as a small visualisation exercise throughout the day. A vision board will help […]

Overcoming Pandemic Training Blues with Mental Imagery


India’s sporting landscape lost most of its vibrancy a little over a year back due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. With the closure of multiple training facilities and reduced access to training equipment, the pandemic has challenged athletes with unexpected and a high degree of adversity including disruption of routines, suspension of National camps across […]

Bio-Bubble and Mental Health of Cricketers

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Mental Health in Sports Elite athletes are always viewed as shining examples of strength but they aren’t immune to mental health issues. However, 35% of elite athletes deal with mental health crisis such as stress, eating disorders, burnout, depression and anxiety. Being an elite athlete comes with its own set of challenges, they have a […]