Can you believe that meditation can help you master snowboarding or visualizing its tricks? Well, mediation is an amazing, that has unbelievable benefits on snowboarding! However, if you do not practice meditation, it would be difficult for you to understand its benefits. But, once you start doing it, you will be able to see its benefits.
There are different forms of meditation, that can provide you with countless benefits, including inner sense of peace, improved concentration, increase in health and energy, and much more. Meditation involves shutting off your conscious mind and internal mental chatter and then calming your mind and learning to control it! You might be things what the heck this has to do with snowboarding. But, it has, since in doing snowboarding you need nothing but concentration. You must be able to focus!
What happens in snowboarding is that, when you try a new or difficult trick, you are required to have the ability to control your mind, as well as a confident state of mind. This means, when you snowboard, you are meditating! When you will start meditating, you will likely to learn how to create a powerful mindset for snowboarding. It will help you to learn new tricks quickly by visualizing them in a relaxed meditative state.
Following is a simple meditation that anyone can do. It is important for you to realize that meditation is extremely simple and there is no correct way or form. Its goal just is to quiet your mind and internal chatter. As you practice it more, it will become easier, and effective in quieting your mind. Here is how it can be done:
- Find a comfortable place and sit with your back straight and your hands one inside the other or somewhere comfortable on your lap. You can also play soft music or nature sounds, but play them quietly in the background.
- Begin to breathe in and out deeply focusing only on your breath. Put your tongue gently on the roof of your mouth and breathe in and out through your nose evenly. Breathe in through your nose for about seven seconds and exhale through your nose for about seven seconds. If your mind starts to wonder, just bring your focus back to your breathing.
- Sit quietly and continue breathing for 5-10 minutes. Once you can do this for 5 minutes go for 10 minutes, then increase it to 20 minutes and so on. The more you practice the more you will understand meditation. You will be able to go into deeper states of meditation and experience its benefits.