Why You Should Be Adding Meditation to your Training Programme

Now, when you hear meditation, you might think of Ace here in the main picture  

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Instead of thinking you have to be sat on a mountain top or beside a waterfall, all you really need is a quiet place

You could:

🛌Take a few minutes to sit in silence before getting out of bed

📺Don’t turn the TV on as soon as you go downstairs

🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ Book some afternoon time, whilst the kids are at school, to do nothing for 10-15 minutes

In a time where our days seem to become busier and busier, it’s important to remember that chill time is needed and should be a part of your day too

So today, I want you to start with finding 2 minutes in the day….yes you DO have 2 minutes…and I want you to switch off the TV, put your phone on silent and out of reach, close your eyes let your mind wander and just breathe 😌

If you can manage a little longer, even better.

Struggle to relax? Try the headspace app. It’s something I’ve used for years, more so when I’m feeling anxious about something or I’m not getting great sleep.

Here’s the link: https://www.headspace.com 

There are plenty of studies showing the benefits of meditation, like this one:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17823597

…and a rather lengthy study found here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3118731/ 

So, put your phone down and have a break 😇