Meditation is one of the two things that keeps me from dwelling too much on the daily shit I put up with and ending up ventilating my skull. Heavy squats & presses are the other. Getting aware of your breath this way with help shore up your breathing during lifting, and I consider that second only to tension from good form.
I'm partial to hatha yoga, but whatever floats you. Yoga can be a good cooldown, warmup, or general stretching session on rest days (or in the mornings if you're like me and you are almost always lifting daily.
Once you get used to it, weed is empty and alcohol almost as much so. That doesn't stop a lot of people from doing both, but you're not one of those emaciated neo-hippies in a local health food store that smells of cheap pot & rancid body odor
Basically meditation, yoga, qi gong will all be bashed by the type of faggot who says, "Ooh uh there are no significant studies backing these things up, don't waste your time with such drivel."
Fuck those cunts, try meditation, yoga or qi gong and see for yourself. That's what I did and I'm happy I did it. Been doing qi gong and meditating daily for about a year now and I feel much better than I did before, more grounded and feel less materialistic.
If you want something more grounded in science try the wim hof method, i believe you can find his for, "Becoming the IceMan" for free online if you break the law.
I would do both meditation and power yoga. I use to meditate an hour before uni every day and the clarity and alertness it would bring me was phenomenal. Managed a 3.5 that semester without studying too. Power yoga really helped me with insertional Achilles' tendonitis and flexibility as well. Hope this helps
>>35674543 sit down focus on your breathing when you start thinking about other things, calmly remind yourself to think about your breathing repeat forever for the rest of your life
there are a lot of different styles. I went on a 10 day silent retreat (vipassana style) and it was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. Also by far the most difficult. More difficult than any lift or gym day.
>>35674543 Your goal is to clear your mind and keep it clear. It's harder than it sounds.
I've talked to some people who took up meditation because they were being overwhelmed by their thoughts and emotions running all the time and the best way to describe a starting point was to "find the space between the thoughts".
You can meditate at any time and it's useful as hell if you live in a high stress home or work environment
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