Former NFL quarterback Troy Aikman has relied heavily on meditation in his post-NFL life.
But Akeman says he would have been another teammate during his career if he found it at the time.
He pointed to current NFL star Aaron Rodgers as an example of a calm leader under pressure and said there was little reaction as a player.
Troy Aikman says meditation made a better version of himself in his retirement life, and he thinks it made a big difference during his playing career.
The 55-year-old NFL Hall of Fame won three Super Bowls at the Dallas Cowboys between 1992 and 1995, creating six Pro Bowls.
But he thinks meditation made a difference, how he responded to his teammates as a leader, and praised today’s players like Aaron Rodgers, who look very cool under pressure. I am.
“I don’t know if I was a better player, but I would have been another teammate,” Akeman told the insider. “I would have led it in a different way.”
“It was very reactionary when I played.”
Akeman began meditation after reading the book “10 years ago.”10% happyIt was by Dan Harris and refined his approach a few years later when he read “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Alan Singer. If he knew what he knew now, he might do something different.
“I think some of my practice right now wasn’t reactionary and I think it was very reactionary when I played. From that point of view, I think I didn’t react in the same way. The situation was.” Akeman told the insider.
2016 episode NFL Network Series “Football Life” Focusing on Akeman’s life and career, he yells and screams during the match, coaches his teammates and cowboys, and takes one of his more responsive moments as a bystander. Shown.
inside that Same episodeReporter Dale Hansen cuts some teammates and runs a lap until other teammates throw after Akeman appears to former Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer in a hangover practice. I talked about the case where I said.
“I look back on how I’ve spent my life. It was like this old version, so I laughed a bit,” Akeman said. “I don’t think it reacts the same. I don’t know what that means. I don’t know what it means for my success or the success of the team, but I’m sure I will. I came in this way. “
Aaron Rodgers believes that Aaron Rodgers shows that meditation can help quarterbacks become leaders.
An example of a current NFL player who likens himself to Akeman when he meditates during his career is the Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
While broadcasting the Packers game, Fox’s NFL lead color analyst, Akeman, has seen up close how Rogers handles stressful situations as a team leader. The Packers lost 10 points.
“The TV was cut into Aaron’s shots and he looked completely calm, as if he was breathing at the moment of the game,” Akeman said. “I asked him about it, and he says he has breathing skills before he takes the field, he has breathing skills throughout the course of the game.”
Rogers states that meditation influenced his decision to return to football this season after considering his retirement earlier this year. Dan Le Batard & Friends Podcast In August. Rogers previously stated that meditation helped him deal with the farewell to his ex-fiancé Danica Patrick and helped him “enter a better headspace to enjoy football and life more.” Pat McAfee Show September 2020.
Akeman says he talked with Rogers about the impact of meditation on his football career and life. If he had run a soccer team in 2022, he would give the player the option to pay attention and pursue it without forcing. On top of them.
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