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An Introduction to Meditation

Have you noticed people are talking more about meditation. With today’s fast-paced society, it’s no wonder meditation is on the rise. Did you know that mental exercise and meditation has been the corner stone of our philosophy and fundamental training curriculum for the last 12 years?

That’s right, for over a decade now we’ve been living (and working) based on the G Force Training tagline: “Train Your Mind to Train Your Body.” This is because we believe that in order to have a strong body, you also need to have a strong mind.

Meditation & Stress

Many of our clients are busy entrepreneurs or travelling executives who are under a lot of stress. Stress has been linked to some of the most prevalent illnesses and diseases, and has been called the “Killer Disease” by Psychology Today.

The Washington Post published an article claiming meditation as an effective stress management technique and cites research by a Harvard neuroscientist who, after a personal experience of yoga sessions that inspired her research, found brain changes in participants who regularly meditate.

Forbes published an article last year that backs up this claim in “7 Ways Meditation Can Change the Brain.”

It’s a philosophy we’ve subscribed to since the beginning of G Force. Here’s why:

The G Force Meditation Methodology

Our meditation services are offered as an optional part of personal training sessions for everyone from beginners to athletes. While meditation is great for stress relief, we’ve also found visualization and meditation effective sports enhancement techniques.

In addition, we offer yoga sessions. Yoga has a meditative, mind-body component that has been proven to lower stress and improve overall well-being. (See above links to the Washington Post and Forbes articles.)

At G Force we’ve been writing about meditation since we launched our blog. Here are a couple of our published pieces that will help serve as an introduction to meditation:

  1. 6 Exercises for the Mind. This article gives you a fair understanding of what meditation really is (which may contradict what you thought you knew of meditation) and gives you six different types of meditation that you can try for yourself to see what works best for you.
  2. Meditate Don’t Medicate! Many people use substances or certain behaviours as a means to de-stress from a hard day. This article suggests that using some stress management techniques may be doing more harm than good, and offers a list of ways to get into a “meditative state” that do not conform with traditional views of meditation.
  3. You Are What You Think. There are several different ways to perceive life and react to the incidents we experience. This article shows you how perception can change your life and those around you.
  4. How to Train Your Mind With a Mental Training Program. Do you have a negative mind frame? Have you been taught a certain way to think but wish you could change it? You can! It just takes a little mental training. This article explains 5 ways in which you can start training your brain to be more positive and create more positive outcomes in ANY circumstance.

Talk to us today about how meditation and mental exercise can help you.

If you’re interested in learning more about meditation or wish to experience personalized guidance in how to meditate and train your mind to become healthier, more confident and more effective in life, then contact us for a free consultation.

We will answer any questions and help you come up with a plan to use meditation as a tool for success both mentally and physically. When you train your mind, you train your body.

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