Exercise and Meditation! How these two practices relate to one another?
Well, it turns out that these two are emotional boosters.
What can aerobic exercise do that boost your energy levels?
Provide you more focus
Increase your endorphins
Give you more energy throughout a work day
Gives you courage and confidence
Perhaps your feeling energyless, tired and perhaps even moody, go for a workout and get the blood flowing and circulating the body in the healthiest way without an over the counter stimulant or prescription. It is simple to do and can you can even do it at home, I find myself always needing to boost my energy, as our world gets us to move faster and faster.
I start with a 5-10 min yoga/stretch session with a 5-20 min meditation session every morning to boost my level.
Meditation can boost your mood from feeling overworked, drained and physically reduce the sensation of pain. If it be a long day, well take a break and sit down and relax the mind and once focused on the breath, you learn to let go of all of the noise and distraction.
If you are like me, then your emotions can sometimes spike up and down very quickly so its good to take control of your psyche by focusing on the practices that enhance thinking abilities and open up your third eye or vortex.
I have been combining these two practices regularly for almost 10 years and I have certainly seen many benefits in my mood to energy levels.
Recent studies show how this can improve peoples lives. From people that are clinically depressed to people that have anxiety and depression.
Exercise and Meditation – Together – Help Beat Depression, Rutgers Study Finds
Scientists say learning new cognitive skills can help reduce overwhelming negative thoughts
By Robin Lally
February 10, 2016
Meditation and aerobic exercise done together helps reduce depression, according to a new Rutgers study.
A combined program of meditation and exercise can reduce depression, according to a Rutgers study
The study, published in Translational Psychiatry this month, found that the mind and body comb
Meditate post workout
Meditation is a great wait to wind the body down after an intense workout.
Sometimes we feel the need to binge on food or our protein shakes to refuel our body with all those new white and red blood cells, however, we also need to refuel our brain with new brain cells. Meditation does not only enhance a spiritual sense but a sense of clarity and peace of mind.
I always recommend to replenish your body supplementation almost right after your workout but at the same time when that’s done then I would rest by sitting down or lying down and focus on replenishing your body with creating new brain cells which will be done through resting the body.
As for meditation, “it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which lessens the stress response,” says Shors. “But meditation also has a large learning component. The person who practices meditation consistently learns to understand his own mind and the way thoughts come and go.” These learning processes change the brain in a good way, she adds. “Likely, the combination of meditation and exercise is especially effective because the change in autonomic and central nervous system activity is quite prof
Stretching Post Exercise and Enhance Meditation
The idea is to ensure the body is feeling good from the inner self to the physical self.
Stretching not only is a great way to work on muscle recovery and but a great way to work on the breath.
I always found it to be a little uncomfortable to sit for long periods of time cross-legged or simply on the floor.
I remember taking a meditation class with a great meditation teacher who could tell I get fidgety. So during our sessions, she would always come to bring me a pillow knowing that sitting on top gave me a bit more support and my lower back was probably pretty tight.t
For this reason I took flexibility a bit more serious, I wanted to be able to just relax and meditate in mins rather than adjusting myself or fine-tuning which could take over 10 mins, also throughout the early stages of my meditation, I found myself connecting well with my body and channelling the inner spirit and digging deep into my soul, however, my psychical body and sense became uncomfortable such as my legs falling asleep and had me move and come out of a transcended space due to pain in the body from muscle soreness or tension. I was quite irritable at times when I was in my early twenties, and I noticed the longer I slept or relaxed my mind the less irritable I felt.
Let’s get you to see 5 physical benefits
Sit for long periods without a break
Improved energy, respiration and vitality
Improve your posture and heighten your awareness
Reduce distractions and become more relaxed
Increase your range of motion and detox the muscles from unwanted energies
5 Stretch Exercises that Improve Meditation and Posture
Neck and shoulder Rolls
Head to Knee Forward Bend,
Downward Dog or Childs Pose
Cresent Lunge or a Runners Lunge
Hip Circles and Knee Circles