Rebekah starts with the moment you are standing by the boards and then your name is called and at this point you skate out to your starting position. She questions how you feel at this point is your heart beating fast? How would you rate your stress level a 8 or 9 out of 10?
Rebekah discusses a 8 or 9 out of 10 means your nerves are controlling your body. This is a place of dis-empowerment. How do you bring back that control or that power over your body.
- Bring awareness to how your body feels. Write them down and identify.
- Practice deep breathing,
- Combine the two things.
Engage in the deep breathing and send the breath to the body parts.
Create a relaxation script to use at any moment. Even those moments right before you go on the ice. This 3 minute and 33 second lesson will help you perform to the best of your ability.