Dylan Cease is one of the key young pieces of the White Sox future, but he's also a strong believer in meditation and yoga.
The 23-year-old pitcher talked about how he discovered meditation and has drawn inspiration from a yogi on a video from Infield Chatter.
— Infield Chatter (@InfieldChatter) September 9, 2019
In the interview, Cease explains that he does 20 minutes of meditation and breathing techniques every morning.
"I want to see how I function," Cease said. "I want to see how my mind functions. I want to see how my body functions and kind of be the observer of everything and not necessarily entangled in it."
Cease admits it's something he doesn't like to talk about much because "everything thinks it's strange." It's definitely not the norm for a pitcher.
"Complete opposite of anything we've ever been in taught in our society," Cease said.
Cease discovered Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a yogi with over 2 million followers on Twitter. Last year, he took part in a four-day program at one of Sadhguru's centers about 90 miles southeast of Nashville.
"I've always had a lot of questions about life," Cease said.
Sadhguru passed along his congratulations when Cease picked up his first MLB win in July.
— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) July 7, 2019
Cease has had more downs than ups since joining the White Sox just over two months ago. He has a 6.53 ERA in 62 innings over 12 starts. He has struck out an impressive 68 batters, but has also struggled with command (30 walks).
Regardless of how things go on the mound, it sounds like you can count on plenty of self-reflection from Cease.
Dylan Cease on meditation: 'I want to see how I function' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago