What is relaxed?

For many people relaxation means lying slumped, feet up, in front of a favourite television programme. But real relaxation is quite different. An upright body expends less energy than a slumped one. We may feel initially more tense when we first begin to sit upright but that is only because we are not used to[…]

Andy Murray

Imagine being Andy Murray about to receive a serve from Roger Federer. He cannot afford to be tense and anxious for, if he is, he will not be able to react rapidly enough to return a fast Federer service. The photograph shows that his whole body is at the ready, primed to go left or[…]