Mindfulness - art of focusing our awareness to the present moment can trigger relaxation during any of your daily routines including exercise.
Do you exercise regularly? Do you listen to your iPod or watch TV as you walk on the treadmill? Here are some simple tips to incorporate mindfulness in your exercise routine to gain additional relaxation from your work-out.
Focus on your exercise routine, your body movements and your breathing. Pay attention to your stride, speed and heart rate
Are you fretting about the tasks you have to complete after the exercise? Draw your attention to the relaxation within you.
If you are weight training, focus on the the muscles that move the weight up and down (slowly - to the count of 10 up and down).
Just becoming aware of your stresses in your body will help you find the right balance and posture for your exercise technique. You can use this techniques with any daily activities.
Are you walking from one department to another at your work place. Take the time to read your posture, your stress levels. You will be amazed that just by taking the time to find your stresses in your body, you will relax.
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