Give Daily Meditation A Try

Give Daily Meditation a Try

I am a big believer in mediation and have done it for years. It’s best when it’s done daily and I can’t think of a more important time to take about 10-30 minutes each day to meditate. It’s so important to be present. Recently I did a “sights and sounds” run and wanted to challenge you to do it too. This can help you #BePresent Be sure and use the hashtag #BlondeRunnerFitness so I can see. It’s fun! Here’s my post on Instagram so you can see all the fun things I did @TheBlondeRunner 
Recently I ran across these meditation clips below on MyFitnessPal (a great app to log your food) and wanted to share them with you. They can give you some ideas as you create your own meditation routine. For me I like to find a nice quiet spot to lay down and put on nature sounds, light a candle and focus on my breathing. Sometimes I will even do it outside. I often imagine I am somewhere peaceful and calm and focus on positive thoughts and blessings. I notice a huge difference in my mindfulness the days I fit meditation in. I am so much more focused and calm. I love it! I also use visualization and mantra meditation to prepare for races. I think it really helps my mind prepare.

Here are a few of the benefits of meditation:
Reduces Stress
Controls Anxiety
Promotes Emotional Health
Enhances Self Awareness
Improves Sleep



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The following clips are only about 90 seconds long each but guide you through several types of meditation including; Sound, Present/Gazing, Zen, Mantra, Gratitude, Visualization etc…

Watch the Meditation Video Clips

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson