This page is about 2Mynds and it is a shorter version of the blog post that you can find here. 2Mynds is an approach to mental fitness training that integrates functional meditation with physical exercises to create mind-body workouts.
The type of training that was created by 2Mynds to develop and maintain mental fitness is also called ‘mind-body training’ or MBT. 2Mynds is not the first to use this term, but the way mental and physical exercise flows are used in the workouts is unique. 2Mynds MBT is therefore not just a mix of mental and physical exercises, but a method that you can learn to apply.
There is a specific start and finish and a specific order of progressions. Although you can an MBT session as long or short as you want, it has set components in a set order. You will always start with a mind component – an alpha switch – in which you take a short moment to get your mind into a calm but alert and observing state through internal awareness. The alpha switch is followed by a physical warm up, after which the main training starts, consisting of one or more mind and an equal number of body components. The training ends with another mind switch, focusing on externalizing your awareness and getting ready for what’s beyond the MBT: life, sports, school, or work.
The meditative exercises in 2Mynds MBT are based on functional meditation – the flavor of meditation that you can learn more about on this site. To optimize the effects and functionality or these exercises further, physical exercises are combined with the meditative training. This means that as the workout progresses, so does the amount of physical stress, meaning that heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension go up and this allows you to to train your mental fitness in conditions that mimics when you need them most: at the brink of your comfort zone.
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2Mynds not only is a method that you can apply as user or as a coach, it has a complete learning and training environment. The online site has a built-in e-learning system where you can learn details about the mental exercises. On top of that, the 2Mynds app, on iOS and Android, brings you all the workouts in a convenient mobile environment.