I have a riddle for you …
What’s an activity that:
● between 200-500 million people across the world engage in,
● has tripled in popularity over the past decade, and
● is believed to improve your wellness, focus, energy, and mood?
Plus, studies show it can help alleviate back pain … improve enzymes in your brain to help fight Alzheimer’s … and even make your sex life better.
Some athletes use it to improve their performance.
It can also be perfect for helping you to cope with that extra stress that pops up during the holiday season, which will soon be in full swing.
If you guessed meditation … you’re right!
Meditation is a GREAT tool to help you become more mindful – which we’re focusing on a lot this month.
That’s because when you’re MINDFUL it basically means you are PRESENT and AWARE – which plays a huge role in your results, motivation, and even your workouts.
Having a meditation practice is a lot more mainstream today than it was 10 years ago.
In fact, almost as many people in the US meditate as do yoga (a little over 14% each).
Researchers are still investigating exactly HOW it works, but we do know that besides slowing down brain waves … meditation helps you grow more gray matter in your hippocampus (which is linked with improving your mood & focus and slowing down age-related decline in cognitive functioning).
It’s definitely worth considering adding meditation to your fitness toolkit!
It’s easy to get started – just sit quietly in a comfy chair for a few minutes with your eyes closed, focusing on your breath and feeling your belly and chest rise and fall as you inhale and exhale. That’s it.
Try doing that for a few days, gradually increasing your time as it feels right. Or you can use an app – there are dozens out there!
(10 Percent Happier, Insight Timer (free!), Calm, and Headspace.)
Your mindset can either help you reach your goals or make the journey more challenging. Our coaching program is specifically designed to help you make the RIGHT mindset shifts to take your results to the level … with support, accountability, and so much more.
Ready to take the next step in your health & fitness journey? Text “priority” to 650-514-6679 and let’s have a free strategy session.
Live today with intention,
At Brien Shamp’s Coaching, we believe life should be a mind-body experience. If your mind is not where it should be reply back to this email ASAP. I would love to help you turn your mindset around and this can often be done in minutes! If you think you can’t…you can!
You Gotta Believe! Check out this clip of Ted Lasso and you will change your mindset>>> BELIEVE I believe in you!