Dhyana ties up with Heartfulness Institute to improve mental wellness of Indian Olympic Contingent


Dhyana, the official meditation partner of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, on Wednesday announced a partnership with Heartfulness Institute.

Heartfulness Institute has closely worked with Dhyana to integrate all its meditation techniques into Dhyana’s meditation tracking platform to enable the athletes access to the simple and easy Heartfulness meditation practices helping them sharpen their focus or recharge themselves.

The Heartfulness Institute has also tailor-made custom meditations for the Indian contingent, which are available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, to cater to the different regions from which the players hail.

These meditations are structured to help the players completely relax as well as to find their center through Heartfulness’s signature method of focusing on the heart and becoming absorbed with it.

Dhyana, the smart ring that measures the quality of meditation, will now feature all the Heartfulness meditations, i.e.  Relaxation, Meditation, Cleaning and Inner Connection, within the Dhyana application from today.

Commenting on it, 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,” he added.

Speaking on 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.

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