The Mind-Body Connection
With the downturn in the economy and stresses at work and home piling up during the holidays, the search for new and easier ways to get and stay fit is more intense than ever. Though some may associate mind-body workouts with a relaxed approach to fitness, the hot fitness trend for 2011 connecting mind and body is one of the most effective ways to achieve a serene state of being and super fitness. Here’s what you need to know about mind-body exercise.
Fusion fitness for mind and body connection
One of the hottest trends for 2011 is a fusion fitness approach that not only relaxes your mind but isolates muscles to strengthen and shape your body. These exercises highlight breathing, precision, control and concentration. Yoga, Pilates, and tai chi are part of this new method, but the newer mind-body regimens also incorporate techniques associated with calorie-shredding aerobic workouts.
Focus on breath for mind-body fitness
Almost all forms of mind-body exercises start with a focus on breathing. A deep supply of oxygen calms and centers you, says Workout Magic's Linda Farrow. Concentrating on your breath not only helps maintain essential mental clarity, but helps release tension as you isolate muscle groups. The goal is to pay attention to how your muscles and body feel as well as to how they may look.
Fusion fitness workouts combine mind and body
Incorporate these fusion workouts into your life in the New Year and enjoy the mind-body fitness you can achieve.
Celebrity fitness trends
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