Workout of the Day

One Breath

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Mindfulness teacher, Chade-Meng Tan, is well known for asking his students to take one mindful breath per day: “breathe in and breathe out mindfully, and your commitment for the day is fulfilled, everything else is a bonus.” Of course Meng understands that one can garner more benefit from, say, a 20 minute daily mindfulness and breathing practice, and he encourages more time spent in mindful breathing; but he recognizes that the least beneficial course we can take is to create a practice that becomes unsustainable and burdensome. Meng also notes that there is incredible value in momentum. If you create a practice that you can, absolutely and without fail, maintain your commitment to daily, you create a momentum that builds incredible opportunity for a growing and sustainable practice. On top of this, the intention to meditate daily is itself a meditation. Putting yourself in the mindset of doing something positive for yourself, even if it’s only for a few seconds per day, is a life-altering practice.

There's a lot to be gained from the little things, even when it’s as simple as one mindful breath per day. You’re never too busy to stop and give yourself a moment.

- PS


5/10/17

  • Max unbroken strict pull-ups

  • Max unbroken kipping pull-ups

  • “Nancy”

  • 5 rounds for time

    • 400m run

    • 15 overhead squats (95/65)