Yoga, meditation, organic food, caring? Is this (American) football?
“It’s only the beginning of what the Seahawks intend to be a total revamp of the way a football franchise approaches the physical and mental well-being of everyone in the organization. (The) Team chef feeds the players fruits and vegetables from local organic farms. He takes any leftovers to a nearby family-run farm to feed free-range chickens, which are raised specifically for the Seahawks cafeteria.
The Seahawks hope to one day have daily mental health check-ins to monitor players’ off-the-field problems.
For now, though, the next step is getting everybody on the meditation bandwagon. “Meditation is as important as lifting weights and being out here on the field for practice. It’s about quieting your mind and getting into certain states where everything outside of you doesn’t matter in that moment. There are so many things telling you that you can’t do something, but you take those thoughts captive, take power over them and change them.”
The Seattle Seahawks dominated Super Bowl XLVIII last week, thrashing a badly misfiring Denver Broncos 43-8.