Fitness Feature | NBC

Fitness Feature | NBC

What is 'conscious movement'? And why do some fitness experts swear by it?

By: Nicole Spector

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Cecilie_Arcurs / Getty Images

It's not just for yoga, tai chi and Pilates, experts champion mindfulness as an important part of any healthy fitness routine.

Unless we’re doing an exercise that is built around slow breathing and deep focus such as yoga or Pilates, the practice of mindfulness probably isn’t at the top of our list when we hit the gym.

But it should be. Fitness instructors and physical therapists champion mindfulness, aka, “conscious movement” as a key part out of any workout regimen.

So what is conscious movement exactly and how to do do it? Here’s what we learned.

CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT ISN’T NEW — BUT IT’S GAINING INTEREST AS OUR WORKOUTS INTENSIFY

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