“When the senses are stilled, when the mind is at rest, when the intellect wavers not, then the body is in perfect health and fitness”.-Upanishad
The connection between sport and spirituality might seem hard to see at first. There is a pronounced - though usually hidden - psychic and spiritual aspect to sport, which the best sportsmen are familiar with, even though they may not use the word ‘spiritual’ to describe it. Once a sportsperson is ‘locked into’ a state of flow, his or her absorption might intensify further, until it reaches a state which is similar to “dhyana”. At this point unusual things may happen. Spiritual teachers tells that psychic and paranormal abilities emerge naturally in higher states of consciousness, as a ‘side effect’ of spiritual progress, and sports people occasionally experience these.
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