Spirituality and Poker
For a long time it was believed that spiritual people didn’t play poker. This is not the case. Unless their spiritual beliefs strictly forbid gambling, many spiritual people still gamble and play poker. Jerry Yang is proof that spiritual people not only play poker but that they are very skilled players. Yang is a very devout Methodist. He is also a winner of the World Series of Poker.
The reason that so many people assume that spiritual people don’t play poker is because the spiritual person doesn’t broadcast their beliefs They remain quiet about their religious background and focus on playing the game. Most spiritual people know that there is a time and a place to talk about their beliefs and that the middle of a poker game isn’t it.
One of the signs that spirituality is starting to make an appearance in poker is the sudden use of hypnosis. Traditionally hypnosis is something that has always been considered something that was a spiritual thing, but lately poker players are starting to discover that they can use hypnosis to improve their poker game.
After undergoing hypnosis many players have noticed a couple of changes. The first is that they are more confident, they no longer spend a lot of energy worrying that they are making a wrong description Another perk is that through hypnosis a person can train their body to hide their body language, making it easier for them to bluff.
A person doesn’t necessarily have to be hypnotized to improve their poker game. One of the things that the person can do is start doing some spiritual yoga. The Buddhist use yoga to improve their state of mind. The same principles can be applied to poker. By regularly indulging in a regular yoga class, the poker player will learn how to center themselves. The calmer the poker player is, the less readable their body language is going to be. The other advantage to regular yoga classes is that it helps teach the poker players mind to focus and concentrate on the game.
If you are spiritual person who plays poker there are few things that you need to consider. It is extremely important to remember that not everyone sitting at the table is as interested in your religion as you are. You cannot push your spirituality in their face. You need to tone down your spirituality This means that you shouldn’t bring a bunch of your religious icons to the table with you. Try to keep your religious talismans to subtle jewelry. You also shouldn’t pray each time you are going to make a bet. If you need to pray, try to do it silently. The better you are about curbing your spirituality, the less risk you run of making your opponents uncomfortable.
Keep in mind that poker is still a game of skill. Don’t enter a poker game and hope that whichever higher power is going to make everything go your way. You still need to spend time researching the game, practicing, and honing your skills.