Meditation is a fantastic tool that you can use to improve your life. It can help you feel more grounded, centered, and calm, and it can even help your brain become more relaxed and focused so you can tackle whatever comes your way.
But did you know that you can also meditate to reach your fitness goals? If you’ve been struggling with getting and staying motivated, check out the meditation tips below, and be sure to incorporate these techniques into your fitness routine to start seeing better results.
One of the easiest ways to meditate is by simply sitting quietly and focusing on your breath. This technique will help you focus your mind on one thing while clearing your thoughts as best as possible.
Begin by sitting down in a comfortable position, closing your eyes, and taking slow, deep breaths. Breathe slowly and inhale through your nose. Exhale through your nose or through your mouth. Doing so will help to relax all of your muscles.
As you practice this meditation, you will learn how to control your breath. Then, when your workouts get intense, you’ll be able to incorporate what you learned on your meditation cushion by keeping your breath steadier and calmer during your exercise routine.
If you have tried the breathing meditation above but you are still having far too many thoughts running through your mind, you might be able to clear your head better if you use a mantra.
Repeating a positive mantra can help to calm your mind and help you focus. Whether you recite an ancient Sanskrit mantra or you recite a mantra that has to do with your intention for your fitness routine is entirely up to you. Just keep focusing on your goal and visualize yourself achieving it.
Another way to meditate to reach your fitness goals is by focusing on your ultimate goals. Sit quietly and comfortably and focus your mind on nothing else except what you want to accomplish. Put everything else in your life aside and instead focus on your breath and on the areas of your body that you want to strengthen. Do this meditation before your workout so that you can prepare your mind and body for what you want to achieve.
Once you develop a regular routine of going inward and you begin to meditate to reach your fitness goals, you might be surprised by all that you are capable of.