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The secrets to Roger Federer's success

Roger Federer, one of the greatest, or perhaps the greatest male tennis player to have ever lived achieved the status of immortality when he won his 17th grand slam title at Wimbledon in 2012. (Roger Federer winning Wimbledon in 2012) Here are 3 qualities, according to Federer himself, that are pivotal in reaching heights that no male tennis player has in terms of Grand Slam winner trophies. The first one relates to advice from his former coach Stefan Edberg who told Federer that he wants him to play more matches consistently, adding that it is fine to take long breaks at a young age, but not when one is getting older. Edberg added that Federer should play out all points...

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The power of meditation with mala beads (or buddha bracelets)

In this post I will talk about the following  What are mala beads? Choosing mala beads How to use a mala for meditation  What are mala beads? Mala beads (or buddha beads) are traditional tools to count the number of times a mantra is recited. According to buddhist tradition, the beads are counted 108 times. In later years, various Buddhist sects would either retain the number of beads, or divide them into consecutive twos, fours, for brevity or informality.  So why the number 108? The number 108 is considered sacred in many Eastern religions and traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and connected yoga and dharma based practices. Even the pre-historic monument Stonehenge is 108 feet in diameter. 108...

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