So how can you meditate and get a great work out? Be mindful. Be conscious and in the moment.
Music is a great motivational tool but it can also be a distraction. Flipping through a magazine with music blaring in your ears on an elliptical will never compare to the afterglow of a workout when you approach exercise mindfully. So, instead, from time to time take off the headphones, put down the magazine and while you exercise, listen to your breath and feel your body move.
- Listen to the sound and feeling of your breath as you inhale and exhale. Breathe in and imagine a white light spreading through you reaching all areas in your body.
- Imagine your body glowing and focus on all of the tingling and sensations within you. Feel the connectedness, peace and health within your body.
- Consciously feel the sensation of your muscles as they lengthen. Feel the strength and movement of your body and be grateful.