ENGLAND ace Raheem Sterling has attributed his winning performance for Manchester City to a new training technique – meditation.
The winger won his fourth Premier League title this season after scoring 17 goals in 47 appearances for the Blues.
And he also proved to be a blow to the Three Lions under Gareth Southgate, who has credited the 27-year-old as one of England’s top goal threats under his rule.
Now, Raheem has created a series of podcasts with mental health app Headspace to help his fans cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life.
He said: “Mental training, through meditation, is as important as physical training – doing it regularly helps me have a much calmer, clearer and sharper mind.
“When we are in the right frame of mind, our potential is limitless. Meditation is a great practice – once I learned to train the mind, I had power over my mind, not the other way around, which was a game changer.
The Premier League ace has teamed up with Headspace meditation teacher Dora Kamau to create a series of seven podcasts called ‘Power of Mind with Raheem’.
Headspace’s Louise Troen said, “Raheem and Dora’s new collection not only lets members learn the secrets to his incredible professional success, but also reminds us of how powerful meditation can be on our mental health.
“Headspace, with Raheem, wants to make a difference, one mind at a time.”
Headspace’s collection is in the app, titled “Power of Mind with Raheem”. Visit headspace.com/raheem for an exclusive 3-month free trial of Headspace available for 24 hours starting June 22.