Articles by Kamala Nellen

9 Nov, 2022

Athletes Employment Anxiety

By |2023-01-13T07:02:12+00:00November 9th, 2022|

If you’re a professional athlete, you’re likely to face employment anxiety as you wait for the next draft in your sport or the next contract negotiation. If you’re an entertainer, you face this challenge while waiting for the next audition or invitation to perform. In the down time that comes between gigs, it’s easy to

17 Oct, 2022

Say It Out Loud

By |2022-10-17T22:29:22+00:00October 17th, 2022|

To speak out loud what you want is the beginning of its manifestation. It is as simple as that. Tell your dream to someone who cares that you achieve what you want, someone who wants the best for you and has proven trustworthy. This kind of friend will say, “Great! You already know what to

13 Sep, 2022

7 Tips on Diet and Nutrition for Top Performance

By |2022-09-13T18:09:13+00:00September 13th, 2022|

For top athletic performance, you need to keep your body performance ready. And this goes for anyone who has to show up and deliver. How you nourish yourself is paramount to having sustained high energy in performance as well as optimum health. Here are 7 tips on nutrition from the ancient science of yoga that

1 Aug, 2022

Trust

By |2022-10-18T00:48:02+00:00August 1st, 2022|

Last year, I was in the midst of the third huge wildfire I had endured on the US West Coast and packing my car for the second time in a week. My nerves were shot. COVID was full on as well, and this fire was just one trauma too many. I decided to call a

22 Jul, 2022

Don’t Become Anything and Ahimsa

By |2022-07-23T08:48:49+00:00July 22nd, 2022|

The idea of becoming visible, standing up and saying your truth when it challenges the status quo, is challenging in the world today. In no time at all, you will be criticized and condemned by somebody. This happened to me twenty years ago when I wrote an article saying yoga would measurably increase sports performance.

6 Jul, 2022

Avoid Injury Part 2

By |2022-07-06T05:30:25+00:00July 6th, 2022|

Part 2: You need to consider the emotional component of conditioning. In part one on avoiding injury, we looked at the value of listening to your body to assess what’s working and what’s not working. An athlete asked me, What about the emotional component of weight lifting in conditioning? You have to learn to manage

1 Jun, 2022

Avoid Injury

By |2022-06-02T15:02:54+00:00June 1st, 2022|

Part 1: Assess your training regimen Some years ago, I was a guest on a football radio show when a caller asked about conditioning for the athlete preparing for the next level of competition. He told me he found some football flexibility exercises he was asked to do to be “ridiculous.” I could hear

7 May, 2022

Exhaustion

By |2022-05-09T23:35:42+00:00May 7th, 2022|

Performers—which includes all athletes, anyone in the performance arts, and many in business—frequently have packed schedules with no breaks and little chance for sleep or downtime. If this is true for you, you probably have come to realize that your energy is precious. You’ve probably found that it’s not always on tap when you need

28 Jan, 2022

When Emotions Come into Play

By |2023-01-05T07:12:07+00:00January 28th, 2022|

What can you do when your opponent throws a fit on the court? I made the mistake of commenting on a tennis parent’s website to a post about one of their son’s opponents who had an all-out temper tantrum on the court; it was highly emotional and it was repeated. My initial thought was that

23 Aug, 2021

Five Ways to Achieve a Calm, Clear Mind Using Yoga

By |2022-04-06T13:49:26+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

Have you ever said to yourself, "If I could just calm down, I could be really clear." Whether poised for a job interview, deciding which way to turn at a crossroads in your life, or simply trying to prioritize what is most important in your day, mental balance is key. A balanced mind can