Meditation – Don’t Just Sit There

Nov - 14 2013 | By

sunset-68060_640         Meditation can effectively be used with exercise. This is a good combination of taking care of the body, and the mind, and allows for a better time. Some forms of exercise such as yoga already combine them, but other forms can as well. When you are successfully meditating you will find it much easier to be awake to twin flame symptoms and signs.

With running and walking, you can focus on your breath, and develop rhythm with your steps. We can call this rhythm cadence. Cadence as a regulator is a very healthy system.  It can be measured by simple counting, or perhaps with a mantra. A mantra is a power word or phrase, or reinforcing and affirming a thought.

This is useful for focus on particular attributes to develop and motivation. Running breath is different than yoga breath. Running breath may vary, but 2 breaths or half breaths in, and one full or two half breaths out, depending on the pace or speed of the run.

Standard meditation breath is slow deep breaths in and out, or possibly circular. Yoga breath is circular. Best breathing for any activity is in through the nose, out through the mouth. The nose is a filter. When blowing out through the mouth you can blow  out hard to force out the carbon dioxide, and blow out negativity.

If running, exhaling through the mouth also allows you to expel excess saliva that develops. When combining meditation and exercise it is very important to be aware of  your immediate surroundings and environment. You will want to be aware of your body, its needs, its physical positions, and proper motion and form.

Martial arts forms combine meditation and exercise through a variety of forms to make them so imprinted they become natural and instinctive. Kung Fu, Aikido, and Tai Chi also develop and focus energy in the body.  A common element of martial arts is manipulation of Chi or Ki, which is energy, and it is not only the physical strength developed but manipulation of inner personal energy,  and external energy.

Punching a heavy bag or a speed bag as are used in boxing can be quite the workout, as well as being a stress and tension reliever. You have one singular action, motion, and thought of hitting the bag.

Hiking, cycling, climbing, canoing, and similar outdoor moving activities you might not immediately relate to meditation, but you are letting go of the day to day. Outdoor activities may be quiet, or may have sounds of nature compared against the daily grind. It is a good opportunity to actively connect.

With these examples, I hope you can utilize one of these, or that it inspires you in some other way to add to both your meditation and exercise routines, and don’t just sit there.