Tag: mindfulness practice


  • Pain Relief: A Meditation for BMXers

    Pain Relief: A Meditation for BMXers

    As BMX riders, we are liable to have a slam occasionally. The slam may sometimes come with a small dose of pain. Rather than just grabbing some painkillers, what if we tried to use the power of our mind through meditation to ease our pain and reframe how we are feeling?

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  • A BMXers Present Moment Meditation

    A BMXers Present Moment Meditation

    As BMX riders being in the present moment has multiple benefits for us, and is one of the key reasons we practice mindfulness. Being in the moment helps us to be healthier and happier, both of which help contribute to a better session, which is further supported by feeling more energised if we practice staying […]

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  • A Calming Exhale Guided Meditation

    A Calming Exhale Guided Meditation

    Controlled breathing has been shown to have remarkable effects on your nervous system and can help you release stress. As BMX riders, we can often put ourselves into stressful situations and being able to control that stress and anxiety is a great idea, so here is a guided calming exhale meditation.

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  • Burnout Sucks

    Burnout Sucks

    Burnout, it often seems like the modern world is determined to make this a characteristic of our daily lives. Recently I’ve been giving myself a little bit of imposter syndrome. I work and teach people about mental health while at the same time letting mine dive off the side of a cliff. Sometimes we forget […]

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  • Excited to Be at the Skatepark

    Excited to Be at the Skatepark

    In a previous article, I discussed being anxious about going to the skatepark; today, I’m going to look at the opposite end of the spectrum, being too excited. Being ready to rush straight in can have some unintended consequences, and taking a moment before jumping in can save you from a bad experience.

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  • The Two Wolves Inside You

    The Two Wolves Inside You

    There is a story, often attributed to Native Americans, about people having two wolves inside them. In some ways, it is now a cliche to talk about them, but I still find people who have missed the tale, and I feel it is worth a look.

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  • The Power of Maybe

    The Power of Maybe

    You’ve probably heard the idea that everything happens for a reason. Pedantically we could say it does. The window broke because the ball hit it, and the ball hit the window because someone kicked it. The statement is not meant this way, though. It is a comforting statement that things will get better during bad […]

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  • You Should Mindfully Wake Up

    You Should Mindfully Wake Up

    So far, in the other blog posts, we have talked of exercises to try when you are out of the house; what about one to try in the house? Mindfully waking up is a great way to get yourself ready for the day, no matter what you are going to do.

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  • Fear of Failure? Conquer It

    Fear of Failure? Conquer It

    Fear of failure is a natural part of the human experience. So much so that, like every other phobia, it has a cool Latin name, atychiphobia. Admittedly to be diagnosed with atychiphobia, you will be at the extreme end of being fearful of failure. Today we’ll look at some strategies to help you beat these […]

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  • Be More Aware: In Praise of the Small Things

    Be More Aware: In Praise of the Small Things

    We’ve looked at small mindful exercises that we can do when out at spots or the skatepark; today, we’re going to try one that we can do anywhere. Mindfulness is described as being in the moment. To be in the moment, we have to be aware of the moment. Let us then become more aware.

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