Drumming for Basketball
Drum Circles aid Basketball Rhythm, Ball Handling, Team Communications, and Health & Fitness
Basketball would seem to be the most unique team sport in America, with its sports science and brain science only partially explaining the extraordinary performances of players. Where does the basketball shot come from?
There appears to be some yet discovered science at play on the basketball court! When I examine epic performances of basketball players to athletes of other sports, what stands out are seemingly impossible shots, not supported by sports science. We see this in all sports, but we see way more of it in basketball. We see extraordinary occurrences and behavior in drum circles too. Our drumming for basketball workshops are designed for sports programs, health & fitness groups, spiritual organizations, churches, and individuals wanting to advance their quality of life.
Drumming with Basketball: Background
There are unseen influences in life as described in psychology, anthropology, mindfulness, faith & belief, shamanism, and trance heightened states. Rhythmic progressions are pivotal in basketball and other sports, and in drumming. Hand drumming is uniquely involved in tactile perception of the hands and fingers while you play, and this skill can be applied to basketball, and balance and cognitive skills needed for everyday life.
Basketball, like drumming, invokes team brain wave entrainment, or BWE. BWE is a mirroring of “brain waves” between members of a group in a heightened and connected similar activity. Brain waves normally occur in five (5) frequency ranges: delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma, as measured by EEG instruments and brain wave sensors available for mobile devices. BWE determines in part how we learn in a classroom, and how we communicate and influence one another in life. It explains why women who live or work together can synchronize menstrual periods to one another. We discuss more about the science of brain wave entrainment, or BWE, on Drum Circles in the Workplace.
Drum rhythms define a very precise pattern, and are often
remarkably similar to an athlete’s movement on the basketball court. If you play
or shoot baskets for fun or fitness, you will experience rhythmic progressions
in your shooting, passing, and dribbling. This can put you into an altered state
of consciousness, or Nirvana of sorts, I find on the basketball court. You might
even enter a trance heightened state. The main difference is with drumming, that
you can enter into these mind states without being an expert drummer or
musician. Trance heightened states and rhythmic patterns are indigenous to us
all. You need only find the right discipline.
Basketball for Health & Fitness and Team Play
Health and Fitness
We've had very favorable outcomes with drumming and basketball for movement disorders, mindfulness, and cognitive therapy. This link will direct you to our in-depth blog on basketball (June 2015).
Scheduling of Drum Circles & Workshops:
To schedule a drum circle or workshop, contact Stephen Dolle per the contact information below. Please also complete and fax/email this Drum Circle Facilitation Client & Deposit Agreement. You may also make payments and deposits via our PayPal link below. If you need to speak with me, send me an email with your phone number and I will call you back. As of February 28, 2018, I no longer have a separate home office telephone.
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