When you think about what you’re going to do for your next workout, do you ever consider meditating? The answer, most likely, is no.
Meditating is one of the greatest things you can do for your body and mind. And it can’t replace the benefits of physical exercise or improve your martial arts skills directly. But supplementing your recovery and rest with meditation is a great way to ensure that you’re recovering properly and making progress toward your martial arts goals.
With the potential to benefit your training and daily life, here are just four reasons to meditate:
1. Clear Your Mind
One of the most important benefits of meditation is its ability to clear your mind and allow you to think more critically. It takes time to build up the concentration required to really still your mind. But you’ll begin to notice clearer thought processes throughout the day once you start meditating more frequently.
2. Improve Your Training
Once your mind is clear, and you become more experienced in your meditation, you’ll find that you become less stressed and can more readily focus on the task at hand – including your training. With this new, clear mindset, you’re more prepared to take on the physical challenges you face on the mats.
3. Balance Body and Mind
When you start a training routine, you focus on improving your body. But what about your mind? Ensure that you’re keeping both your body and your mind at peak performance with a daily meditation routine.
4. Improve Quality of Life
Meditation is known to lower cortisol levels, meaning it can reduce the risk of diseases that are generally accompanied by chronic stress. Lowering inflammation and reducing stress means you’re going to experience a better quality of life, especially when meditation is paired with regular physical activity.
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