Here’s how to make mindfulness part of your routine.
Meditation is not just for yogis and “free spirits” anymore: Everyone can benefit from adding mindfulness to their life, which is why meditating is becoming more mainstream in the fitness world.
If you think you don’t have time for daily meditation, you are likely a prime candidate for this short daily meditation practice. All those days of eating on the go, rushing to meetings, and squeezing in a workout sesh can really have your mind racing in 10 different directions. A short daily mindfulness meditation practice is the perfect way to ground yourself.
Certified trainer Holly Rilinger may be known for her endless energy and killer workouts (check out this core-blasting routine!), but she also uses daily meditation to help her calm her thoughts and make her whole life more efficient.
For five to 10 minutes a day, Holly recommends finding a comfortable place, connecting to your breathing, and allowing thoughts to come to your mind without judgment. Use this mindfulness meditation tip to center yourself for the day and be the best version of yourself.
For more guidance on practicing mindfulness, check out this guided meditation for destressing.
Coach, trainer, and 10-year veteran of the fitness world, Holly Rilinger is known as one of the most inspiring motivational trainers in the game.
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I'm here in Venice Beach.
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And with all the craziness
that goes on around us,
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it's important to take
some time to just chill.
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I tried to meditate for
years and I just didn't get it.
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But then I realized, when I take just
five or ten minutes out of my day and
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bring awareness to my thoughts,
it makes my whole life better.
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So how do you meditate?
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First of all,
just find a comfortable position.
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This could be inside,
this could be outside.
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Concentrate on your breathing.
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Connect to your breath.
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Once you connect to your breath,
allow thoughts to come into your mind.
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Don't judge yourself for
the thoughts that come into your mind.
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Our minds are like a computer.
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When your computer's bogged down with
programs running, and running, and
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running, it just becomes slower.
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When we take the time to
notice the program's running,
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breathe into them, and calm your mind,
your whole life is more efficient.
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Take time, everyday, five or
ten minutes, and meditate.
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Meditation: In Depth. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Health: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 2015. (Accessed March 29, 2017 at http://nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation/overview.htm.)