How Meditation Helps You Exercise More Powerfully

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Is your workout routine missing something? You may not even be aware of it until you've experienced it. But there is something powerful you can add to your exercise routine and really boost what you get from it, helping your exercise routine do more for you. Plus, life is better with balance, and so is your health and wellness.

Why just train your body, when your mind needs just as much training. And when you work the two together, your health and wellness are sure to be taken to the next level. 


The power of meditation

Meditation is the perfect partner for your next workout. It teaches you how to breathe with purpose, how to settle your mind, and focus on the task at hand. Each of these things will help you go deeper with what you're doing and to push harder for what you want to accomplish next.

Because meditation focuses on breathing, it allows you to balance your body's needs and maximize your stamina for your next workouts. With more stamina, you'll be able to do more without getting tired as quickly: meditating after exercise will increase your resistance and improve your overall performance." 

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Beyond the effects on the mind, meditation also helps you build greater stamina. This will be your secret weapon when you want to quit or want to stop at the exact same place you have been for days. A little extra stamina and the power of a calm and focused mind can help you push through your wall. It'll give you the fuel you need to push a little harder, to take things just a little farther. Meditation can be your superpower.

A solid 1-2 punch

We are more than our bodies and more than our minds, we are a fusion between these two realities. And as such, our bodies and minds have their own unique demands. But focusing our time and energy in just one demand or the other doesn't truly benefit the whole.

Instead, when you work with both parts of your whole being, mind, and body, you create the opportunity for a much richer and deeper experience. And you create the potential for a greater opportunity for health and wellness. 

"Combining meditation with regular physical activity can give you several benefits. If done correctly, they can work hand in hand: meditation will help you maximize your performance during exercise and optimize the outcomes. On the other hand, exercising will help you better meditate and reach a calmer state of mind."

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While we may gain quite a bit from focusing on either mind or body without fully focusing on the other, it doesn't quite compete with what we can gain when we fuse the two parts of our being and let them work together. That's when things get interesting when we find ourselves capable of tapping into next-level potential. If you want to take your workout to a whole new level, add meditation to the mix. 

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