Awake & Evolve: Cycle 2 – “Preparing the Mind” Mental Focus Meditation

The second cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts focuses on using the breath, building upper body stamina, and fostering a habit of regular meditation.

Use this meditation to clear the mind, increase awareness, achieve mental focus, overcome anxiety and relax.

Begin in a seated position you can allowing the breath to flow freely through the body.

Close the eyes and begin to listen to your breath pattern. Your only focus now is breathing slowly and deeply.

Take 6 full deep breaths, on the inhale count to 6, and on the exhale again count to 6 again.

Now let the breath flow naturally from your belly. Keep your attention focused only on your breath, as the mind begins to wander, come back to the breath again and again.

Visualize your event or competition.

What is likely to happen? Who might be there? Picture everything in your mind.

What will you do? How will you feel?

Focus your attention on your success. Imagine yourself successfully completing all parts of the event.

Don’t allow any thoughts of failure creep into to your thought processes to damage your confidence.

Always go back to focus on your success at the event. Imagine what it might feel like, look like, smell like when your achieve your goals for the event.

Revisit your goals again for the event.

Continue here with this visualization for 5 minutes longer.

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