Friday, February 22, 2013
Dude, Do You Even Meditate?
There's an old gymrat gag, where somebody is flexing in the mirror, and you come up, scrunch your face and ask, "Dude, do you even lift?" Not a really funny joke, and not always a good idea either, but I wanted to give you a heads up on the title of today's blog. I used to think of meditation as an eastern thing, or a type of prayer, but when I got into it a few years ago it changed everything for me. Meditation can improve your bodybuilding or fitness results, for the simple fact that it opens up your mind to new possibilities. Just like weight lifting, it has been proven to create new neural pathways, as well as stimulate neurogenesis; the growth of new brain cells! That's something we used to be taught was impossible. What other impossibilities are we currently entertaining that will soon fall to the wayside?