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Putting your heart into it.

Heart changes everything. It changes how you show up. It releases inner pressure and the weight you carry, and it changes your performance.

“In the sports world we sometimes hear the notion of keeping your emotions in check. In meditative fitness, we would rather harness and channel emotional energy, using all of it, transforming detracting emotion […]

The prostration of burpees.

Envision monks doing burpees, only instead of a jumping clap, the hands come together in prayer at the forehead. Monks have been known to do them for hours on end, to the point of exhaustion, which only increases the level of devotion and spiritual lessons as you transcend the body and the physical realm.

Note: Prostrations […]

The Meditation of Weightlifting

Nothing induces meditation quite like staring at a barbell in preparation for a big lift. The focus. The presence. Putting yourself in a state of strength. Managing your state of being.

“Standing on the platform, I paused to breathe for a moment before attempting my first successful “heavy” clean. The barbell needed to travel from the […]

How you hear the music.

Pay attention to how you hear the music. It can tell you how open your heart is. It can tell you how dead or alive you are inside. It can serve as a barometer for your happiness.

This is important because it is possible to be unconscious to your unhappiness, to not want to admit when […]

Becoming your Breath in Movement

First, you become your breath. Then, you become your breath in movement. Your breathing comes first. Before you move, be aware of where your breath is and where you are going with it in that movement.

Test your breath and the energy related to it. What does it feel like? Where have you been breathing from? Higher in […]