#21 – How Meditation Improves Physical Stamina, Strength, & Endurance
Have you ever quit an exercise regimen because of a lack of stamina? More often than not, people who are just starting to exercise easily get tired of their workout program and quit, especially if their efforts do not yield fast results. They do not realize that getting physically tired is part of the process and that they will only boost their stamina and endurance if they exercise more. The best thing to combat this backsliding attitude is meditation. Many athletes are now practicing meditation to make them better at many different sports, including swimming, track, tennis, golf, and cycling. But how does meditation help and why?
When you exercise, you need strength. However, strength is not only derived from food. It is true that your body’s fuel is food but if this fuel is not used by your cells properly, it has no fuel to burn and therefore you have no physical stamina. For your body to use the nutrients properly, you need at least eight hours of deep and undisturbed sleep per night. It is during sleep that your body is able to heal cells damaged during exercise and produce new ones that will be the source of your strength during future exercise.
This is where mediation comes into the picture. Meditation allows your mind to go deep into an altered state of consciousness that is deeper and more powerful than sleep. Meditation creates the necessary environment for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being, balancing your body’s needs, maximizing your physical stamina for exercise. Your cells regenerate and heal faster; your blood circulation is controlled and distributes nutrients as it should. After meditation, you will feel your body revitalized, making you mentally and physically prepared for exercise.
As you meditate regularly, you will notice a change in your stamina and you will have more endurance in your physical activities. Your mind and body are both relaxed, easily handling all mental stress you may encounter. Meditation makes it so that your body has abundant energy for exercise, making it easy to lose weight, improve muscle tone, and improve your physical well-being.
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