My Take: Mindfulness and Exercise

how mindfulness can jump start our exercise routines. <<—-

I’m really disappointed in this article. It’s pretty weak science; self-report checklists about thinking about an action while at the same time as performing the action.

Mindfulness, in the way it is described here does not ring true to me.

Thinking about consciousness while one is engaged in an action is a double act of attention that detracts from our engagement in the activity, whether it is exercise or washing dishes. It also is a poor substitute for putting in a daily hour of an actual meditation technique.

[Disclaimer: I didn’t come up with this critique. I heard Maharishi MaheshYogi talk about this way back in 1974.]

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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