Article length: 859 words
Reading time: 3-6 minutes
Take home: Use meditation to switch into a more parasympathetic state, to reduce stress, improve recovery and perform better.
*Credit reading time/article length idea to Greg Nuckols of Strengtheory. Pretty much stole that idea from him.
In Stress is Stress, I discussed the basic principles of our nervous system. Comparing the sympathetic (fight or flight) vs. parasympathetic (rest and digest.) You learned that while the sympathetic system is great when we need to respond to a stressor, it's not ideal to be bathing in it's hormonal milieu all day.