Barry Robbins is a former nationally ranked athlete and elite fast-pitch softball player with a career spanning almost three decades.

The VP of Integral Transformative Practiced turned co-founder of the Sports, Energy & Consciousness Group reveals how listening to your gut and training your emotions can unlock peak performance.

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Pulled Quotes

  • “It’s our experience that really colors our memories and how we relate to things.” [3:30]
  • “Hits can be gifts.” [8:45]
  • “Sport is a portal.” [12:30]
  • “Youandme” [16:25]
  • “When team chemistry occurs it extends out into an entire stadium.” [18:30]
  • “What you’re seeing literally, is the evolution of mankind on the playing field. Something that’s never been done before.” [24:15]
  • “Our body is the teacher.” [27:35]
  • “What’s your pattern? What’s your practice?” [28:50]
  • “There’s wisdom in the body.” [29:25]
  • “Feel into it.” [29:30]
  • “It’s about the joy of the game.” [32:25]
  • “The best game I ever pitched – I lost.” [33:55]
  • “You can train anger into peak performance.” [36:10]
  • “You can train your emotions and be who you want to be.” [37:50]
  • “Energy and consciousness are interwoven through sport.” [38:20]

 

Show Notes

  • Barry talks about his first experiences with the oneness of team chemistry as a youth athlete in high school [2:30]
  • The real reasons that people play sports: pure joy, self esteem, unresolved issues or unmet needs [4:20]
  • The impact of setbacks and “hits” on Barry’s psychological, spiritual and physical growth as an athlete – reframing hits as gifts [8:30]
  • The mindful athlete – yoga and meditation as a competitive athlete at the highest levels [10:30]
  • The power of group flow to elevate performance for a team with diverse backgrounds and cultures [15:30]
  • What happens to a stadium and fans when an entire team enters a flow state together [18:30]
  • The translation of sport into everyday life and the ROI of the athletic experience [21:30]
  • The extraordinary of sport and developing emotional resilience in life as athletes, competitors and everyday people [24:00]
  • The hara, emotional training and the multiple intelligences of the body that can unlock deeper experiences through athletics & heightened states of performance [26:30]
  • What can the everyday/recreational athlete or exerciser do with sports, energy and consciousness? Hint… It’s about GROWTH – emotionally, mentally and physically [30:30]
  • The best game Barry ever pitched he lost… why was it the best and what did he learn about himself in that moment? [33:55]
  • Training anger into peak performance [36:15]
  • Sport, music and religion – why their essentially the same thing [44:00]

 

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