“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
Good morning peeps , meditation done.
Quote for the Day:
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
Never has this quote been highlighted more, than this week in football and the Champions League.
Barcelona – “Winners never quit” and Arsenal “Quitters never win”
This week both Barcelona and Arsenal were in similar situations in their second leg home ties in the last 16 of the Champions league.
Barcelona and Arsenal were both in similar position both were four goals down going into to their second leg home ties, in fact Barcelona were in a slightly worst position because Arsenal had scored an away goal in the first leg against Bayern Munich.
No one gave serial underachievers Arsenal a chance on Tuesday against Bayern Munich and despite scoring the first goal through Theo Walcott they duly capitulated in the second half to lose 5-1 in the game and 10-2 over the two legs, with the cry for Arsene Wenger to leave at the end of the season reaching a deafening crescendo.
It was a different matter with Barcelona serial winners and in Suarez, Neymar and Messi possibly the most dangerous attacking trio in history, everyone thought they had a chance, but most people thought they were likely to score four, but would probably concede one, which would mean they would lose the tie.
This was a game that will resonate; a match that goes down in history. It was the first time ever in the Champions League that a team had overcome a four-goal deficit. But it was more than that. It was so, so much more than that as the disbelieving looks on the players, the staff, coaches, fans of Barcelona showed. This club, these players, have done everything. But they have never done this.
Barca had managed to get themselves three goals in front after 50 minutes and the impossible seemed possible, seemed probable, before they conceded. Then it emphatically appeared over and it was only on 88 minutes that Neymar scored the first of his goals, before creating the decisive third with effectively the last kick of the match and with goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen having abandoned his role as he played as a striker.
Neymar said he would score twice. No-one expected the Brazilian to leave it so late. Barca coach Luis Enrique – tired, haggered and on his way out at the end of the season and broken after the first leg of this last-16 tie – said if his team could concede four goals in Paris then they could score six to reach the quarter-finals. And they did score six.
These are two of the biggest, wealthiest clubs in world football with huge financial backing. But it boiled down to a desperate football match – desperate because of the desire to win not because of the quality, which was brilliant – and a flood of emotion as PSG were over-wrought and Barca were left with nothing but naked competitiveness and some wonderful, remarkable skill to see them through.
Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi all scored and it was a night when they had to reassert themselves; when Barca had to reassert themselves and show defiantly that reports of their demise, that the obituaries, are premature. They are. Wildly premature on this evidence. The decisive goal was scored, by the way, by a local boy, substitute Sergi Roberto.
With eight minutes to go and three goals still needed, it needed something miraculous and Neymar provided it as he picked himself up after being fouled and delivered a superb free-kick that deceived Trapp and whipped inside the near post.
The defiance lifted further when Barca won another penalty – should it have been given? – for a push on Suarez. Neymar took this one and beat Trapp and, as he struck, the board went up showing five minutes of added time.
Five minutes. It suddenly felt a long time but it was in the last seconds that Neymar flighted over the ball and there was Sergi Roberto to reach it and volley into the net. They did it in Fergie time.
Cue crazy celebrations all over the world in arguably the greatest comeback in history.
Barcelona never quit, they never stopped believing and this is what yoga teaches us.
I have practiced yoga and meditation everyday for the last 10 years
I find the practicing of yoga everyday really helps me in all aspects of my life.
The better I fuel my body the better I feel both mentally and physically.The more I practice the stronger my breathing becomes and the more control of it I have and the calmer I have become.
The yoga poses and breathing teach me that if I control my breath I can control my mind. The pain and discomfort I feel in the awkward yoga poses, will go away if I breathe and stay calm. This mirrors situations in life which can seem impossible with no way out, but if you stay calm, focused and breathe then your head clears, the situation does not seem as bad as you first thought and you can see a way forward.
Yoga has taught me to focus my mind and not be distracted by outdoor forces and things that I cannot control.
I have also learnt that I cannot do all the poses or asana, but this is not failure, the point of yoga is not to be able to do all the poses, it is the daily process of trying to achieve them that is important. Because as soon as you have mastered a difficult pose, you will come across another one that you will feel is impossible, when you first start, but if you practice every day it will become a little bit easier as you improve every day.
Together with nutrition and sleeping, this is the basis of my Elysium Way Training System.
The Elysium Way enhances and enriches lives allowing you to reach your full potential physically, mentally and spiritually.
And one of the main components of the Elysium Way is practicing yoga.
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Have a superb Saturday peeps and a wonderful weekend.
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
May all your dreams come true.
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning, Smiling and Living the Dream
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream