Perform Regular Meditation and Exercise to Help Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Feel Their Best

As you are probably aware, meditation is good for your mind, body, and soul. Another thing that presents you with that same trifecta of goodness is exercise, and when you perform both regular meditation and exercise, the improvements made to your life can be tremendous. Some of the benefits you can expect to achieve from performing meditation and cardiovascular exercise and/or weight training include the following: increased endurance, lowered anxiety and stress levels, the ability to concentrate better, and an overall sense of peace and well-being.

Now, I have the good fortune of knowing many kind and wise individuals. And one of those individuals is the gentleman who wrote to me last week about a meditation breathing technique that he liked to use, which you can read about here. And that same man wrote to me again this week with another great technique of his, which I am now going to pass on to you!

So, for those of you who enjoy performing meditation and exercise, then this technique is going to be right up your alley.

After you complete one of your workouts, tense the muscle group that you were primarily focusing on while you were exercising. Say you were doing some weight training and today was your “arm” day, so you were doing things like bicep curls along with other arm-related exercises. In this case, you would concentrate on your biceps, tensing them as hard as you can while still maintaining a reasonable level of comfort.

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Breathe inward as you tense your muscles and then allow for a rather sudden “out breath,” at which time, you would release your muscles’ tension. You can maintain the tension in your muscles until you arrive at your natural stopping point, which would probably be around the time when your muscles start to feel slightly fatigued.

It has been found that this breathing technique can save you from developing knots in your muscles, as what the tensing helps with is allowing your blood to flow properly through the muscles that presently need blood the most.

The next time that you work out, try to remember that your work out is not quite over once you put the weights down or get off the treadmill. While you are exercising (and while you are meditating too for that matter), you are breathing completely differently from normal. So it is important that once you finish your routines, you resume normal breathing in the best way possible.

Hopefully this information has proved to be helpful for you. And I just want to add that neither myself (the author), nor my subscriber (the person who shared these tips) are claiming to be health care professionals. Therefore, these tips are not to be mistaken for a doctor’s advice, and they are to be used at your own discretion.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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