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#010 Meditation & Endurance Sports: A Complete Circle! Mark Divine Navy SEAL Legend & Spiritual Warrior

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Meditation is something that has been practised for thousands of years, but it’s only recently that its benefits have been widely understood. In recent years, more and more people are starting to understand how meditation can be used to improve their overall health and well-being. But what about those who want an even deeper connection to themselves? What if you combine meditation with endurance sports? Well, there are several ways you can combine these two most important aspects of life: spirituality and physical fitness.

Meditation & Endurance Sports: A Complete Circle

The two go hand in hand. Meditation can help you become a better endurance athlete, and practising endurance sports is one way to learn how to meditate (or at least get more familiar with the feeling).

According to Mark Divine, the benefits of meditation for athletes are clear: It improves cardiovascular health, increases focus and concentration, and reduces stress levels and anxiety levels—and all of this translates directly into physical performance on the field or court.

The Basics of Meditation

Meditation is a practice, not a destination. It’s not about getting rid of thoughts or clearing your mind; it’s about releasing them and letting them go. When you meditate, you are simply paying attention to what is happening right now—to the sounds around you, to your breathing and heart rate, and you’re more alert to your environment.

The idea behind meditation is that by observing these things without judgment or analysis (so-called “mindfulness”), we can learn how our thoughts affect us physically as well as emotionally; this allows us to see clearly where we are stuck in life and where we need some assistance getting unstuck from those same painful feelings again someday soon!

How Can You Combine Meditation and Endurance Sports?

Meditation is a mental exercise that can help you to stay calm and focused. It’s an excellent way to prepare for endurance sports, but it also has many benefits in the gym.

  • Before-Workout: Meditation before your workout will help you relax, increase blood flow in your brain, decrease anxiety by lowering cortisol levels (the stress hormone), improve cognitive performance and reduce muscle tension.
  • During-Workout: Studies have shown that athletes who meditate during their workouts experience less muscle soreness than those who don’t practice mindfulness techniques or just think about nothing at all! This is because mindfulness exercises focus on being fully present with each breath so you’re not thinking about anything else except what’s happening right now—which means less stress about how hard this particular set is.

Blending Meditation and Endurance Sports Could Help You in Surprising, Simple Ways.

Meditation is a form of relaxation that can be used to help you in your endurance sports. As a result, meditation and endurance sports are closely linked. You may have heard the saying “Meditation is like swimming in the ocean” or “You swim with the current instead of against it”. This refers to how we often have thoughts about what we want while meditating and these thoughts then cause us stress which prevents us from achieving our goals. But if we focus on our breathing instead, then there will be no resistance against any type of negative thoughts or feelings that come up during meditation so they don’t stop us from reaching our destination (the goal).

Navy SEAL legend Mark Divine explains in his book that If we combine this idea with another popular practice called mindfulness (being aware), then we can see how combining these two practices together could lead people who are trying hard at their endurance sports goals towards success. They’ll know exactly how each moment feels like when experiencing them firsthand through practising mindfulness techniques beforehand such as focusing better during competitions. They will also be able to relax more since they know exactly what kind of emotions might arise during stressful situations such as ones where there’s no room for error.

With The Right Approach to Practice, Meditation Can Be a More Spiritual, Satisfying Experience.

The ZEN is a practice, not a destination. It’s about focusing on the journey instead of just looking forward to getting there in the future.

Meditation is also an excellent way to improve your life in many ways: by feeling more centred and peaceful; by improving your focus; by reducing stress levels; or simply by making you happier overall! Here at the Endurance Cartel Podcast, we believe that a healthy body should host a healthy mind. Unfortunately, practising meditation the wrong way might lead to an unhealthy mind that affects your athletic performance. Instead, take the time to develop your meditative state through a learning curve and just be present.

Some program like the Unbeatable Mind training is a perfect example of steady rhythmed mastery of the mind. Mentorship is important in such endeavours.


Our world has become a fast-paced, noisy place. It’s easy to get caught up in this world and its distractions, but it’s also possible to find a balance between our busy lives and the benefits of meditation. By using these simple techniques, you can begin practising mindfulness while still enjoying your favourite activities.

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