effective physical exercise is that which also engages the
mind to increase
the health and benefit of both.
possible because the relationship between body and mind has
potential to open up a
space where our mental flexibility and physical power
forces to increase the impact of our fitness program, and
and aspirations we set up for it.
sharp focus, the flow of our
muscles seduces the flow of the
mind. Together they enter
into a relationship that extends the potential
exercise, relaxes the mind, and entices the breath to
allow more oxygen into
our exercise becomes a meditation. And we leave it enlivened by
a sharp mind and with a powerful sense
It is this
focus and exactly the same application of the skills which
build it that
elevates simple exercise to significant mental power in
whatever sport or fitness program you undertake. By learning
and practising the application of concentration skills such
as those that mindfulness mediation delivers, you too can
achieve mastery of your mind-body relationship. I can assure
you it will be among the best you ever have!
For more on
this simple yet profound concept watch the
video below which features Eckhart Tolle, best-selling author of
The Power of Now. In it he's talking about 'the zone' and how its
mastery, via the building of refined mental focus in sport, is the
secret to the success of all leading athletes like Tiger Woods, who is
considered by some to be the greatest athlete of all time.