Mental training aids Huskers

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am

Every practice, the Nebraska women’s gymnastics team sits in a circle around a pink clearance candle from Target and thinks positive thoughts.

It takes about two minutes before their workouts — about the length of a routine. They stare at the candle, focus on their breathing and become aware of what their mind is doing. Like how they are focusing on a tough test or their busy schedule instead of their beam routine.

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