Mindful exercise? Sure, but how do you get mindful?
You have probably heard this before, that exercise improves your health, physical, mental and emotional state and will generally make you feel better about yourself.
BUT - many people do that without thinking, they exercise like a 'robot'. This kind of exercise can do more damage than good.
When you exercise, any kind, a heavy session in the gym, or going for a brisk walk, are you doing it with mindfulness, or is it more like running away from emotions that you find tricky to deal with?
With mindfulness, your muscles are more likely to get strong and released, rather than stiff and contracted. But how do you get mindful?
Being mindful is really about being present, and that can be tricky. I have found that meditation helps me with being present.
Research shows that practicing meditation helps your wellbeing on all levels. Now - what kind of meditation should you practice, you might wonder? There are many, many ways to meditate, from two seconds to hours.
Get in touch if you'd like to have a chat about what kind of meditation to practice, I might be able to suggest something that would work for you.
A little bit of fun...
His name is Puppetji, here is his thought about meditation.