While there are many sport psychology experts, and instruments used for various psychological assessments, there is significantly less research being conducted on Indian athletes and teams. A scientific exploration of Indian athletes can add a new dimension to our understanding of their performance and mental well-being. Join us as we raise some pertinent questions that can play a significant role in advancing Indian sport.
We take the first step in presenting the Research in Real Sport segment, which highlights the sometimes subtle and mostly significant contributions of sport psychology research in the quest to develop athletes and teams psychologically.
Importance of mental training
Every sport demands different things and every individual behaves differently to situations. A lot of our athletes use sports psychology unknowingly, but now they need a more structured approach to improve performance. Samiksha works with athletes as young as 6 year old and now the focus is on grassroots. Co Founder Gayatri Vartak talks about their journey, experiences and importance of a structured approach in mental training. Send us your feedback/ advertise with us, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Insta @go.khiladino1
The Psychology of Sports
For an athlete, it is all in the mind. Along with practice, mind training is very essential to carve the competitive edge. Samiksha is amongst India’s first consultancies signifying the importance of a new dimension in sport – the mind. Gayatri Vartak and Janki Rajapurkar co-founded Samiksha with the ultimate aim of helping Indian sportsmen win more medals and laurels for the country. Janki tells us more about the nuances of mental training. Send us your feedback/ advertise with us, contact us at email@example.com Follow us on Insta @go.khiladino1
Playing should be fun!!
Everybody plays to have fun and enjoy, but as we get better at the sport we tend to train more seriously thereby forgetting the most important factor and that is the fun part!!!Sports Psychologist Shantanu works for Samiksha at the Padukone Dravid Center for Excellence in Bengaluru and tells us about how mental training has to be a routine just like physical training and the most fundamental aspect to sport is to enjoy it. Send us your feedback/ advertise with us, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Insta @go.khiladino1