meditation for your inner athlete

It was the night before running the SeaWheeze in August and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to sleep. I'd trained all I could train, I'd been staying hydrated on the advice of Trainer Rob, and I had my lucky outfit ready to go, but it was my first half marathon and I was nervous. To calm down I focused on how amazing my post-race brunch was going to be, but listening to one of my favourite yoga instructors, Baron Baptiste, tell me that I'm a badass athlete (in slightly different words) would have been just what I needed to hear.

listen to this

Meditation for Your Inner Athlete is the first in a series of four audio files created by Baron for anyone who need a quick reset.

You can listen to it:

- at your desk (nobody has to know what you're doing)
- between reps at the gym
- before your race (or even during if your race is ear-bud friendly)
- before you get out of bed
- whenever you feel like you've lost the connection between your body, your breath, and your thoughts

You can save the meditation (control right-click on most computers) or email it to yourself so that wherever you are in the world and regardless of what you're doing, these two minutes of mindfulness will be with you to remind you of how awesome you are right now.

Psst - in Chicago? Join us for a pre-marathon visualization for runners today (Oct. 4) at 6!

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Such a good idea!!

Comment by Devin — October 4, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

This is so awesome Alana! Can’t wait to share with my training peeps!

Comment by Kate — October 5, 2012 @ 9:48 am

This is a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day. Own your inner athlete! Thank you, Baron and Alana….

Comment by Lisa Rangel — October 5, 2012 @ 9:52 am

Weather in person or on tape…baron has a magical way of sparking the power within.

Comment by ray smith — October 5, 2012 @ 10:10 am

hmmmm – I cant seem to find or open the link! help :)

Comment by joanne — October 5, 2012 @ 10:18 am

I’m not having any luck with the link, either. But I’m a big fan of this collaboration! Baron + Luon = Perfection

Comment by Carolyn — October 5, 2012 @ 10:47 am

Hi Joanne & Carolyn,

great feedback. The link is too sneaky in this blog post. We’ll make it more clear for the next one! In the meantime, try this:

Comment by Alana — October 5, 2012 @ 10:50 am

I see myself running the streets of Mexico City. Join me folks. Baron lights the fire, we carry the torch. Namaste.

Comment by Diane Clement — October 5, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

still not working, hmmmmmmmm

Comment by joanne — October 5, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

I am excited to listen to this but the link is not opening on my computer. :(

Comment by Christina — October 8, 2012 @ 11:03 am

If anyone figures out how to open the link or can direct me to it some other way that would be awesome !! :)

Comment by Tristan — October 8, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

Joanne & Tristan – which browser are you using and are you on a mac or pc? Let’s figure this out because there are 3 more meditations coming! :)

Comment by Facebook User — October 9, 2012 @ 9:51 am

I figured it out ! I was using Google Chrome …it works it you use Internet Explorer !

Comment by Tristan — October 9, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

Thanks Tristan! You’re correct, it works in Internet Explorer, but not in Chrome.

Comment by Claudia — October 12, 2012 @ 8:58 am

The yoga one worked for me, but I can’t getting this one to open on any browser! Sad.

Comment by Jamie — October 15, 2012 @ 10:29 am

Jamie and anyone else that can’t hear this one – try again please! I just uploaded a new file and hope this one works for all computers & browsers. :)

Comment by Facebook User — October 15, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

Hey there, this link still isn’t working. Any chance you can upload it again?


Comment by Christine — October 16, 2012 @ 8:52 am

Hi Christine,
Have you tried right-clicking and then choosing ‘save as’? If you’re still having trouble let me know more details about what happens when you click the link. Thanks!

Comment by Alana — October 16, 2012 @ 11:12 am

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