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Today’s guest is Grace Upshaw Tyler – a former long jumper who transformed herself from a ‘walk-on’ college athlete, into a 5 x U.S. Champion, 5 x World Championship Team Member, and a 2x Olympian who was also inducted into the Cal athletic hall of fame in 2014 – by harnessing her desire for growth, love of competition, physical strength and the power of a focused mind.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes OMNI Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by Josh Crist, OMNI Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.

Pulled Quotes

  • “It was a physical-mental connection. It was freeing.”
  • “It felt like I was doing something my body was meant to be doing.”
  • “My journey started with yoga.”
  • “The classes were challenging… but they were a physical gratitude practice.”
  • “I learned to breathe through pain.”

What You Will Learn from This Episode

  • Why loving competition is critical to peak performance
  • How injuries can create opportunities for expanded awareness
  • How the circadian rhythm of sport affects your entire life
  • Why listening to your body can liberate trapped emotional energy
  • How curiosity unleashes your capacity to experience joy
  • The mindset required to go from a walk-on to an olympic athlete
  • What happens to your performance when you attune your with a physical gratitude practice
  • How to play games with yourself to get your mind off of pain
  • Why exhaling through mental pain is just like physical pain

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