An Inner Game Lesson in Body Presence

Sean Brawley

The first exercise - pay attention to your practice swings.

One of the core principles of The Inner Game of Tennis (Click Here) is to rediscover how to learn from your own experience. And the key to that is self-awareness.

Becoming more aware of your body and what you are doing generates high quality, highly relevant feedback and enables change or learning to happen quickly and effortlessly. This feedback occurs, of course, internally through your feelings and body sensations rather than from outside sources such as your coach. Neuroscientists call this proprioception.

In essence, with proprioception you tap into the billion plus sensory receptors you have throughout your body and nervous system. Most of these receptors are located in your muscles, joints and tendons. When you move, the receptors send detailed messages to your brain about your body's position in space, your balance, and your actions.

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Sean Brawley has dedicated the past 25 years to helping people from all walks of life elevate their performance and unlock their potential. In the process he has become one of the world’s foremost experts on accelerated learning, innovative coaching, and sustainable high performance.

Sean was the primary mental coach for the USC football team for 9 years and helped Pete Carroll and the Trojans win 2 national championships. Sean is a former Top 150 world ranked tennis professional who competed at the highest level of the game including Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

After the tennis tour, Sean met and began working closely with Tim Gallwey, the author of The Inner Game series of books including the classic, The Inner Game of Tennis. Sean is the first certified Inner Game coach in the world. He has facilitated numerous Inner Game of Tennis and Golf workshops in the past 20 years.

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