WHAT I’M THINKING
1-2 Minute Breathing Exercise.
I’ve spent the better part of the past 6 months meditating and doing breath work.
When I give myself 20 minutes/day for at least 3 days straight to meditate, I notice a significant increase in my ability to focus, and I feel much calmer.
But for those days when I hit snooze in the morning don’t seem to have the time for a 20-minute meditation session, I do my best to spend 1-2 minutes taking deep, purposeful breaths.
Here’s my routine (adopted from techniques I learned using the Headspace app
- Sit comfortably (in a chair, on the floor, whatever works)
- 3-5 full, deep breaths with eyes open & soft gaze
- On last exhale, close eyes
- Settle in with a few breaths (notice sensations in body & “sink” into seat)
- 3-5 rounds of counting breaths (inhale: 1; exhale: 2) up to 10
- Take a moment to let go of counting or any focus
- Gently open eyes
Afterward, take a mental note of how you feel.
I usually go to this technique when I’m feeling especially stressed or can’t seem to focus well.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
WHAT I’M TRAINING
Anti-Rotational Core Exercises
These are ab/core moves that help you resist twisting or turning.
Anti-rotational exercises improve both core strength and stability.
Both are important in creating the foundation for a solid golf swing.
It’s especially useful on a bumpy subway ride, too!
We all know how important core strength is in athletic and day-to-day movement.
Adding anti-rotational moves into your routine will help with everything.
I’ll share a killer AR circuit I like to do in next week’s email!