Mind say hello to Body.
For those of us lucky enough to have good health in both mind and body, we must not downplay the importance of one muscle over the other. The more the mind connects with the body, the better the physical outcomes. The more the body connects with the mind, the better the mental outcomes. Strengthen both and you will be a force to be reckoned with.
For me, as a trainer and someone who deals with anxiety and depression, meditation is as necessary as stretching before a run. Its simple, exercise is good for the brain, so exercise the brain. This is where a mindfulness practice becomes a “no-brainer” for me. Meditation practice help us get in touch with our body in a way that isn’t as outwardly focused as say, traditional exercise.
With meditation, you become one with your breath, and therefore one with your internal systems that control that breath. Not only does meditation help the mind, but it can have a direct correlation with your physical health as well.
When we practice exercising our muscles equally, we notice our focus is sharper, balance is steadier, endurance is stronger, and motivation to do it again tomorrow is far greater.