Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) official meditation partner Dhyana for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games announced a partnership with Heartfulness Institute on Wednesday. Heartfulness Institute has collaborated with Dhyana to concentrate all its meditation techniques into Dhyana’s meditation tracking platform to enable the athletes to access the simple and easy Heartfulness meditation practices helping them improve their focus or refresh themselves.
The Heartfulness Institute also has a customed meditations for the Indian contingent, which are accessible in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, for the players from different parts of the country. These meditations are structured for the players to completely relax as well as to restore their concentration through Heartfulness’ signature method.
Dhyana, which measures the quality of meditation, will now consist of all the Heartfulness meditations, i.e. Relaxation, Meditation, Cleaning and Inner Connection, within the Dhyana application. Dhyana’s team has partnered up with the Heartfulness Institute to make sure that its platform can accurately measure the quality of the meditation while the users carry out Heartfulness Institute’s signature meditations.
Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General, IOA said, “In light of the ongoing pandemic, we have been exploring greater adoption of technology to make our team feel safe and sufficiently motivated to give their best at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Our partnership with Dhyana is one such step in this direction. I am happy to learn that Dhyana has partnered with the Heartfulness Institute to provide guided meditation sessions, which will be made available in multiple Indian dialects on the Dhyana application. This entire experience of data-driven meditation for our players will contribute to their overall emotional wellbeing and will significantly help in enhancing their preparedness.”
Talking about the announcement, Pullela Gopichand, Director, Dhyana and Chief Coach, Indian Badminton Team, said “It’s not easy being where the players are right now. As if the pressures associated with the highest level of sports were not enough, fluctuating restrictions around the pandemic imposed in the Olympic Village are bound to further affect morale to a certain extent. We are confident that with the help of Dhyana’s tailored guided sessions and data-driven meditation, the contingent will be able to better focus on building their overall mental health in these trying times.”