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Fairfield Resident Buddy Biancalana to Discuss Book Saturday

Posted: Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 6:22 am
Author: KCII News/Lindsey Cook

Fairfield resident Buddy Biancalana will be telling the story of playing in the World Series and almost winning the MVP on Saturday. Biancalana recently co wrote a book with Steven Yellin called The 7 Secrets of World Class Athletes. Biancalana says many athletes and people speak of a time where they are in the “Zone” where time seams to slow down and they are able to think differently no matter what your profession is. Biancala who experienced the zone feeling in 1985 World Series says there are three things that people use to describe their experience.

One is that time slows down, two is that they say they weren’t thinking, and three that their motion was more fluid and effortless, and Biancala says that’s exactly what happened to him. Unfortunately he says most athletes who have the experience don’t know how its happening.

Biancalana says he and Yellin felt that if you could have a zone experience once, you should be able to have it again. Biancalana says Yellin has been able to quantify the processes of the mind with neuroscientists and has come up with a way to teach people to get into the zone which is what the book is about. Biancalana will be at the Revelations Bookstore in Fairfield on Saturday at 1:30pm