Meditation for Competition, Athletes – How to Meditate for Beginners – BEXLIFE


Hey guys. It’s Bex here and welcome to another
video in my series You Have Four Minutes for Meditation. Today’s meditation is for all my athlete friends
out there getting ready for competition, race day or any big event that you’re preparing
for. I love getting all your comments and requests
on my YouTube videos and this one is a special request from a follower named Scott who also
happens to be a coach of kids who are getting ready for competition. So I want to offer you a meditation that’s
going to put you at ease if you’re preparing for a big day and it’s going to let you know
that you have everything you need for success. Let’s get started by finding our easy seat.
Meditation is meant to be easy even if you’re a beginner. So I want you to be comfortable
wherever you are. You can sit. You can lie down. You could be standing if you want to
but I prefer to sit cross-legged on the floor on a pillow. You can have your hands downturned
or upturned to receive the energy around you, whatever is comfortable. You can even try
something called a mudra where you connect your fingers in different positions. Breathing and concentration are super important
in sports, competition and also in meditation. So I want you to pay attention to your breath
during this entire meditation. I also want your posture to be perfect. So start by sitting
up nice and tall, inhaling your shoulders up to your ears and exhaling your shoulder
blades down in your spine. Your head should be pointing up towards the
ceiling and your chin should be parallel to the floor. Now we’re ready to get started. Close your eyes and start paying attention
to what your breath is doing. This is where the concentration and attention come in. Don’t worry if it’s very fast. Don’t try to
lengthen or deepen it if it’s not there. Just be with your breath in this moment. Listen
to what your body is telling you. Are you calm? Are you nervous? Just examine this state
of being without judgment and allow your breath to flow naturally. As athletes, you prepare for big events all
the time. Maybe it’s a big race, a competition, a big game. Your abilities are constantly
being tested. All that you’ve done and practiced is finally ready to be shown to the world
and this can be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience. I am here to assure you that everything you’ve
done up until now has not been in vain. You have been dedicated to your craft and your
sport. You are ready for this day. As you breathe in and out, with increasingly longer
easy breaths, I want you to imagine in your head silently or speak out loud the following
mantra. Inhale, I am ready. Exhale, for this day.
Inhale, I am ready. Exhale, for this day. Inhale, I am ready. Exhale, for this day.
Inhale, I am ready. Exhale, for this day. Inhale, I am ready. Exhale, for this day. As you continue to breathe, listen to my offering
of words. Absorb them into your body, into your spirit. Remember to keep your breaths
easy and long. I am prepared. I am ready. I am strong. I
have done the work. I am ready. I have done the work. I am strong. I am prepared. I am
ready. I have done the work. This day is mine. I am prepared. I am strong. I am ready. This
day is mine. I am prepared. All that you have done up until now has been
glorious work that has readied you for this day. You are ready to show the world how strong
and capable and talented you are. Take three more deep breaths with me. Inhale, exhale,
inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, open your eyes. And you’re done! You are ready. You are prepared.
You are strong. You are talented. You are capable. You are ready to kick this day’s
ass. If you like this meditation, please let me
know in the comments below. If you have a big game or a competition coming up, let me
know how this worked for you. I love you guys and I will see you soon in another Bex Life


53 Responses

  1. Amanda RunToTheFinish

    March 6, 2014 2:49 pm

    LOVE this not just for race day, but actually for some big steps in my life. Putting myself out there with the confidence that I'm ready. Thanks again Bex!

  2. Rudie McCree

    March 8, 2014 10:23 am

    Thankyou for sharing.. Your such a beautiful person..I really needed this. Now I AM READY! xxx

  3. Rosannasfriend

    April 16, 2014 4:30 pm

    more people should come into this video. I'm far from an athlete, but I knew I could use this whenever I have something major I'm going to do. Right now, I'm studying for exams, and this has been helpful. Thanks again for sharing what you know with us!

  4. Sarah H

    July 15, 2014 3:14 am

    My counselor recommended your videos to me, really mainly the worry and anxiety meditation, and I loved that one so much that I've been trying to do a meditation with your videos each day. They've been really helpful in my daily practice of trying to be more present and less anxious. I've been able to find one that fits the specific challenges I'm going to face that day, and I wanted to thank you for putting them together. Specifically this one I chose to do this evening because I have a job interview tomorrow and have not been feeling confident or prepared for it. This was exactly what I needed and I really appreciate the time you put into these videos. I never thought of myself as someone who would enjoy mediation but it has really been helping my anxiety. Thank you again! (Sorry for the long, ranting post!)

  5. Rob Allison

    April 24, 2015 5:52 pm

    Really enjoyed this meditation. Performed in my car on lunch break. I will take this mantra into my race tomorrow. I just happened to stumble on this video while trying to rid myself of pre-race jitters. Just wondering is you had any more that might help to ignite some training intensity especially in the area of endurance sports. I really am looking for something that will help later in the later miles of the race. Again really enjoyed the video. Seems to be a lack of quality vids out there. hint*hint


  6. zuzatrelove

    May 21, 2016 7:49 pm

    I love your videos😊! I always search for them when I'm nervous before a big competition, a test or just generaly stressed because of life and have have problems with anxiety. You always help me to be more calm and ready for the day, week and life. Thank you for all your wonderful videos, love from Slovenia ☺

  7. Steve Hartman

    June 15, 2016 11:30 am

    Thank You BEx!!  Love you and your meditation vids.  I try and do one every morning.  Keep em coming 🙂

  8. Jnay S

    June 18, 2016 5:53 am

    Love it! I always listen to this the night before track meets. Really calms the nerves! ❤️

  9. Jiri Beran

    June 20, 2016 6:46 pm

    Hi Bex, I was trying to find something that help me before important fencing competition, I found your video and made the meditation. And guess what, I won the competition and qualify for Olympics in Rio. Thank you a lot for your work and your energy, now your meditation is on my schedule every evening before the competition. Keep going Bex. Jiri (Czech republic)

  10. Jesse Ruiz

    July 14, 2016 12:43 am

    Would you say this goes the same for boxing training day in and out and also for the day of the fight?

  11. Annette Papa

    February 18, 2017 2:32 pm

    Thanks Bex. Used this before my flight attendant annual drill day. Feeling ready + calm. Blessing to you and your beautiful family.

  12. nsfischer

    May 2, 2017 7:30 pm

    Love this – this will be really helpful with our high school girls lacrosse team! Thank you so much!

  13. Ghost Payday

    May 15, 2017 5:48 pm

    we had championship match on basketball. and we won the guys even though my team thought we couldnt i played terrific. all thanks to you. Respect.

  14. Sushi Kitten22

    February 3, 2018 4:28 am

    I have my first home meet, speed skating, in the morning. Feel very relaxed and confident. Thanks Bex! First time watching any of your videos.

  15. ls Ravindran

    April 19, 2018 12:21 pm

    Hi. Can you please make a study and dance meditation. By the way I am very stressed with my studies. I am a Bharatanatyam dancer but sometimes when I am doing performance I will miss out some steps

  16. Rachael Ward

    August 13, 2018 10:33 pm

    Hi Rebekah donyou have a meditation for anxiety wih public speaking ? I get sooo nervous I go into stage fright.

  17. Isabel Cardenas

    August 29, 2018 3:07 am

    I am a gymnast and I have regionals tomorrow and I am very nervios. I wath these video every time I am really nervous before a competition. Thanke you so much these gives me so much confidence and helps me calm down. Wish me luck🤞🤞

  18. Ameen Sh

    September 20, 2018 11:53 pm

    Hey thanks for the video. I hope you do more meditation competition videos as they are really helpful in these events.

  19. Christie Gamel

    April 11, 2019 5:04 pm

    This was short to the point. I can do this simple meditation before this 1st barrel race! I am ready!

  20. IknowRenato

    April 18, 2019 3:56 am

    This helped me tremendously recently for two bowling events. I didn’t do well on the first one but the second I played really well. Thank you for this. This has helped me with my performance anxiety.

  21. South Eagle / Urban Bboys

    April 28, 2019 10:27 pm


  22. Isa Bale

    May 26, 2019 4:08 pm

    My team mate meditated before our soccer game today and he got best on ground ive been meditating on my soccer potential to unleash and am now manifesting it we are going to join our mediation for our next game and ill be using this on game day in the morning plus the pre game mediation with my team mate will let you know how I get On I am now manifesting my ultimate potential Goals Goals and more Goals and team victories

  23. Ladydre26

    July 23, 2019 4:21 pm

    I'm competing in the PDGA Amateur World Championships today thank you for this video, it always takes my anxiety away


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