Smart Bite: Try Active Meditation When you think of meditation, what image comes to mind? Most of us probably picture someone sitting lotus style with their eyes closed. But, professional triathlete Brendan Brazier points out that active meditation has many of the same mental benefits offered by traditional meditation, and more. Because of increased blood flow to the brain, most people find it easier to get into, says Brazier, adding, exercise stimulates the right side of the brain, the create side, so that helps stimulate creative thoughts that you might not get sitting at your desk.
So what activities are best for active meditation? Brazier recommends repetitivet motion exercises such as running, cycling, swimming, or any activity that you enjoy that requires doing the same motion over and over so that you can lose focus, which is a good thing! While Brazier notes that you do need to have a base level of fitness before active meditation is really effective, once you get your routine down, the rest of the world falls away and your mind starts wandering,
Read VT's "One on One with Brendan Brazier," vegan trialthlete and author of Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide and Thrive: The Vegan Based Training Program.