MIAMI, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First we get QUIET, then we get LOUD! For the first time in the history of a professional sporting event, the largest group of people engaged in simultaneous meditation will take place when Miami's HEAT Nation is invited to participate in a historic "Mindful Moment" prior to tip-off of the HEAT vs. Celtics game, preceded by a Mindfulness Festival at the arena.
Organized by America Meditates and led by Davidji, the first Dean of the (Deepak) Chopra Center University and internationally recognized stress-management expert and Shelly Tygielski, a mindfulness expert that is locally-based, attendees at the AmericanAirlines Arena will be led through a mindful breathing practice to get present, raise the vibe and get energized for the big game!
This HEAT Nation Meditation event stems from wildly popular weekly oceanfront meditation sessions that have been taking place on Hollywood Beach, organized by Shelly Tygielski, founder of America Meditates.
"Our 'See You On the Sand' classes started with 12 friends less than a year ago and has now grown to attract hundreds of people per week!" said Tygielski. "In less than a year we have attracted close to 15,000 South Floridians to come learning about mindfulness, and we knew it was time to take it to the next level by bringing in the entire HEAT Nation to participate!"
Everyone including sports fans, families and health and wellness enthusiasts are invited to attend the daylong mindfulness festival for only $30, which includes admission to the HEAT vs. Celtics game. Tickets are available through TicketMaster at www.heatnationmeditation.com. Season ticket holders can purchase tickets to the pre-game Festival.
"Mindfulness meditation" is nothing new in the professional sports world where athletes take their pregame rituals seriously. Many pro teams in the NFL, NBA and NHL practice mindfulness individually and collectively as a team; never before have the fans been invited to participate.
As reported by Sports Illustrated in their cover story, following the 2015 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win, the team credited much of their success to the incorporation of meditation into their training regimen.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has reported that mindfulness meditation can help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and improve mental well-being, focus and performance. It helps athletes get into "the zone."
In addition to the pre-game "mindful moment," HEAT Nation Meditation ticket holders will have access to Mindfulness Festival & Meditation Workshop taking place on the Xfinity East Plaza of the AmericanAirlines Arena starting at 1:00 pm on game day, Sunday, December 18th. Local practitioners, meditation experts, wellness brands and other vendors will be on hand to inform and engage guests of all ages.
The festival will feature a 60-minute instructional workshop, including a mindfulness class, meditation in motion and learning practical breathing techniques.
Sponsors of America Meditates' HEAT Nation Meditation and Mindfulness Festival include the Sapoznik Insurance, Innergy Meditation, The Miami Herald, SUJA Juice, Buddha Mamma jewelry, The Sacred Space, Lululemon Athletica and many more.
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