How To: Ignore painful muscles and keep exercising

Ignore painful muscles and keep exercising

Sore muscles are no fun, but the only way to make it stop is to continue working out. The more you work your muscles, the stronger they will get and the less they will hurt when you use them. No matter how much it hurts you have to work through the pain. Check out this tutorial for info and advice on how to get past the aches and reach your maximum potential.
You Will Need
• Deep breathing techniques
• Motion
• Focus
• Relaxation techniques
• Meditation
• Soothing music (optional)

Step 1: Identify the pain
Identify the area that you are having difficulty with.

Step 2: Accept the pain
Accept that you are in pain and understand that everyone feels pain at some point.

Step 3: Breathe deeply
Breathe deeply into the lungs and breathe out slowly to relax your mind and body.

Step 4: Keep moving
Keep your body active and moving.

Step 5: Focus
Focus on completing tasks that are painful by keeping your mind fixed on the end result or by separating your mind from the task altogether.

Step 6: Relieve tension
Relieve muscle tension. Practice relaxing and tensing your muscles to feel the difference between the two states.

Step 7: Meditate
Meditate in a quiet soothing place, relaxing the body by focusing on prayer, chanting, or doing deep breathing.
Listening to soothing, rhythmic music while meditating may increase relaxation and help regulate your breathing patterns.

Step 8: Seek understanding
Seek out an understanding of your pain and try release all anxiety connected with it to find inner relaxation and peace.

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