mindful trainen, de kracht van aandacht
If you meditate regularly, it actually comes naturally. You get a meditative attitude to life. You start to see more and more how you stand in the world, instead of being absorbed in your thoughts and emotions. At all times you are able to break free from your thoughts and consider the situation you are in. The good thing about this is that obstacles or problems can more easily be seen as learning experiences. You identify less with what is happening.
Focus on your breathing
The same principle applies when it comes to mindful training. When you experience frustration, shame or ignorance, it is a great learning experience. You look mildly and lovingly at what the training evokes in you. Whenever you are distracted, notice it and lovingly bring the attention back to your body. Where do I feel this? Which muscles do I use? What is it doing to my body? Not to think about it, but to turn the attention inward and keep it focused on the here and now. The breath is very important here. It can serve as an anchor in your training. It helps you to fully focus on your exercises. Inhale when relaxed, exhale when exerted.
Body & mind workouts
During the happy new you challenge you will train with attention. Choose especially classes with a focus on body & mind, such as yoga, Pilates and balance classes. Do you want to train yourself in the cabin? Then preferably choose a Pilates, yoga or strength workout. Don't forget to schedule a 'new program', then the coaches can help you choose the right program and guide you extra well during the exercises.
Would you rather continue with your own program? Or are you more in the mood for a bbb30 or hot HIIT? That is of course also possible. Then try to focus on performing the exercises attentively and mindfully. Adjust the repetitions of your personal workout to a maximum of thirty in order to perform the exercises attentively and in a controlled manner. Always focus on doing the exercises correctly, fluently and mindfully with controlled breathing. Most importantly, feel what's right for you. It is important to vary the intensity of the classes you will be taking. For example, alternate a vinyasa yoga or strength workout with yin yoga, (hot) Pilates or a hot cabin yoga. Would you like to spar with a coach about your workout or sports planning? Then schedule a body coaching.