Hinduism taught me control over mind – Olympic medalist
Rajeev Ram, who became a partner with Venus Williams in the Olympics, won a silver in tennis. Ram is the new hero of the Hindu American children, a first Hindu from America to win a medal in Olympics.
Ram said –
“Part of the Hindu religion teaches, more so than anything else, your control of your mind, your self control basically.”
” Obviously your body is going to do what your mind tells it to. If you can have that inner control. Your body is going to follow.”
Ram’s parents always insisted him to control his temper, not much focussing on if he won or not. Soon Ram realised that keeping calm was not only a great virtue but also a way to improve his performance.
Similarly in yoga, control over the mind leads to control over the body.