Yoga and Disc Golf
Aug 19, 2020
Our co-founder (and mother), Cheryl, took up disc golfing a few years ago. I recently came across this that she wrote after a morning round -
Yoga and disc golf - do they have anything in common? “You betcha”, says this former Minnesota girl. I just got done throwing a round and it’s so clear how these two relate. First of all is intention. We have certainly talked in our classes and on our forum about the importance of having a clear intention. In disc golf that intention is more often called “aim” but it’s the same principle. We have to know where we’re going – what we intend – in order to get there.
Then there’s focus. That’s a no-brainer, right? Our Yoga practice – especially our meditation and breathing – helps us develop focus. With disc golf, my focus all too often shifts from the throw I’m in the process of executing to the anticipated “clang” of the chains when the disc goes into the basket. Needless to say, that lack of focus provides many more opportunities to throw the disc before I’m "rewarded" with the clang.
Which takes us to the next commonality between Yoga and disc golf -- practice. In order to become more skillful, more comfortable, more a part of our on-going life expression, we want to practice.
But the best one – the commonality that keeps me enjoying both Yoga and disc golf - is the community, the connection. Our disc golf crew is a bunch of folks who have a shared interest. We know that just doing it is not only “good for us” (exercise) but it’s fun. We support one another when our throw sends the disc ricocheting off one tree into another. We hunt together for that disc that went sailing into the incredibly prolific burdock that surrounds our course. We laugh. We care. We’re there for each other. Just like our yoga community. And I’m grateful. Thanks everyone.