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Mindful Aerobic Exercise
People who learn mindfulness from yoga can also use that approach with other
forms of exercise, says Daubenmier. "These are mindfulness skills that you
can then transfer over to cardiovascular workouts," she tells WebMD.
Daubenmier says aerobic workouts are often driven by music or a teacher's
pacing. "It's result oriented -- what the readout on the machine tells you
or the rhythm of the music, rather than listening to your own body."
Daubenmier says a study could compare the same aerobic class under two
conditions: driven by music and teachers, or by self-pacing, breathing, and
That study may be done one day. Meanwhile, mindfulness can already be tapped
for your next workout, whatever it may be.