人生の軌跡を綴っていきます


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Samurai Mind Training for Modern American Warriors

Not long ago at Fort Bragg, N.C., the country's largest military base, seven soldiers sat in a semi-circle (半円), lights dimmed, eyes closed, two fingertips lightly pressed beneath their belly buttons (お臍) to activate their "core." Electronic music thumped as the soldiers tried to silence their thoughts, the key to Warrior Mind Training, a form of meditation slowly making inroads (侵入) on military bases across the country. "This is mental push-ups," Sarah Ernst told the weekly class she leads for soldiers at Fort Bragg. "There's a certain burn. It's a workout."

Think military and you think macho, not meditation, but that's about to change now that the Army intends to train its 1.1 million soldiers in the art of mental toughness. The Defense Department hopes that giving soldiers tools to fend off (払いのける、かわす) mental stress will toughen its troops (軍隊、部隊) at war and at home. It's the first time mental combat is being mandated on a large scale, but a few thousand soldiers who have participated in a voluntary program called Warrior Mind Training have already gotten a taste of how strengthening the mind is way different - dare we say harder? - than pounding out the push-ups (激しく腕立て伏せをする).

テニス、フィギュアスケートなど私は大好きなのですが、
スポーツ全般においても、Mental Toughnessは重要です。
最高のSelf Managementは最高のパフォーマンスを促します。
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-09-08 15:52 | 英語関連