Experience of the Applying Application of Meditation to Shaping

  • T. V. Alfyorova-Popova
  • O. Votyakova


Lately among the population there have been widely practised such mass kinds of physical culture and sport as aerobics, rhythmical gymnastics and shaping. Women of different ages and physical fitness levels go in for shaping in numerous shaping groups. Many of the women have never had any practice in sports. Therefore physical loads may also cause excessive physical stress. Hence the problem arises of helping the beginner to adapt to physical loading. Current methods often do not produce the desirable effect. As a result the beginner often complains of pains in joints and muscles and a feeling of extreme fatigue. Sometimes they refuse to continue training. The quest for a new alternative is a real one. Currently, the use of the new methods is constantly expanding in different countries of the world. Methods include yoga, meditation, psychoregulation and mental training are of great interest. Transcendental meditation is widespread in the West while Yoga and Zen Buddhism is widespread in the East. Previous results have demonstrated the effectiveness of methods such as visualization and relaxation in eliminating negative emotions in athletes during the recovery from injury (Laskowski, 1993). The results of applying meditation in shaping are presented in this paper.


Cardiac Rhythm Heart Rate Change Local Loading Double Product Strain Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. V. Alfyorova-Popova
    • 1
  • O. Votyakova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physical CultureChelyabinskRussia

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