Mind Body Project is a recently created gym in New York that combines fitness with the last thing that you’d expect – mindfulness exercises. To many fitness enthusiasts, this practice comes off as bizarre – why should there be guided meditations in a HIIT class both before and after exercises?
Setting aside the skepticism of this practice and actually giving it a shot can reveal simple reasons for why this practice can be so helpful to people.
THE LONG MOMENTS OF STILLNESS AREN’T JUST A WORKOUT
The gym we’ve mentioned above creates an atmosphere to promote these guided meditations: a dark room with some strips of LED lights to light up the dark room, sounds of wind chimes and bells too. Even so, this can still work in other settings too.
After all, the practice of meditation can be done anywhere and the effects of meditating can still be gained. More specifically in the instance of exercising and getting your mind and body to relax.
Meditation isn’t just about maintaining a still position for a period of time. There are a lot of mental aspects at work too.