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Mindfulness Training

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Mindfulness training 🧘🏻 was long regarded as purely spiritual and unscientific. The image changed in recent years, when mindfulness training has even found its way into competitive sports through scientific findings and inclusion in clinical psychology.

Learn now how you can practice mindfulness with yoga, meditation, Qigong and Tai Chi.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness originally comes from eastern meditation approaches and was used specifically to combat mental illnesses such as depression and physical disorders. In the meantime, the best-known mindfulness training is probably MBSR (“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction”), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The training aims at consciously perceiving one’s own body as well as better processing external influences and their effects on one’s well-being. This strengthens the mind and enables the body to keep a cool head in difficult situations.

Yoga

Yoga has spread across the globe since its beginnings more than 5,000 years ago. But its popularity continues to grow, with more than 300 million adults practicing yoga worldwide. There’s a reason so many people choose to incorporate yoga into their wellness journey. It improves muscle tone and strength and leads to stress reduction that can improve cardiovascular health.

Meditation

Meditation describes various mindfulness and meditation exercises. The goal of meditation is to achieve an inner calm in which the mind is awake but turned inward. Meditation happens while you are awake, but the mind is turned away from the outside. Stress and anxiety are reduced and your concentration increases. Stars like Lebron James, Novak Djokovic or the Hahnertwins meditate regularly to train their mental strength.

Qigong

Qigong is a meditative form of movement originating in China. Qi or Chi (pronounced “chi”) refers to the energy of life in traditional Chinese medicine. Gong means work or constant exercise. Qigong can be practiced standing, sitting or lying down. The most important thing is the frequent shifting of weight – the alternation between yin and yang, lifting and lowering, turning left and right.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi combines meditation, movement therapy and self-defense. Depending on the intensity, a focus can be set.  In the process, body and mind are brought into harmony. The sport comes from China, where Tai Chi (or Taijiquan) is very popular. Fundamental to Tai Chi is the free flow of life energy (Chi). The movements in Tai Chi are always performed consciously and slowly, leading to a connection between body and environment.

Mindfulness training can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. Find a quiet corner and try it out for yourself. You can also find all these mindfulness workouts in the Teamfit app. Also we have some yoga workouts for you.

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