This week we’re going to do something a little different in our workout mix. In reality, it’s not a workout mix at all. This time we’re going to address an aspect of our health that gets the least attention: our mental health.
While we need to do cardio and strength training exercises for our physical health, we also need to take time to relax and maybe even meditate. There have been plenty of studies that back the health benefits of meditation (and considering the fact that my 5-year-old daughter is currently throwing a temper tantrum in the other room, I may need a little time for it after I finish writing).
Meditation has been shown to do everything from lowering stress and anxiety levels to enhancing the immune system and normalizing blood pressure levels.
The following is a mix of ambient music and atmospheric jazz that will let you get lost in the soundscapes and hopefully leave you more grounded and ready to take on the stresses of everyday life.
Gym Music Playlist of the Week: The Meditation Mix
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1. Brian Eno – The Secret Place
2. Steve Roach – Opening Sky
3. Jon Hassell – Paris II
4. Harold Budd – The White Arcades
5. Jan Garbarek – Skarabee
6. Paul Bley – Seven
7. Paolo Fresu & Ralph Towner – Wistful Thinking
8. Tord Gustavsen Trio – Vicar Street
July 25th, 2011