Why You Should Try Meditation in your ACL recovery

Why You Should Try Meditation in your ACL recovery


Have you wanted to try meditation in your ACL knee injury recovery? Or in your life in general? It can be a great addition to your ACL journey back to full health and here is why...

Meditation, or to meditate, is defined

by Google as:

the act of thinking deeply or focusing one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation

And from Merrium-Webster as:

an intransitive verb

  1. to engage in contemplation or reflection 

  2. to engage in mental exercise (as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra ) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness

It really is about quieting our minds. Of all the chatter that goes on in there every minute, scratch that, every second of the day. The more we learn to control our thoughts, the more power we have in our reaction to situations - aka think how we handle and react to the ACL recovery process. 

I love this quote from The Art Of Living that says,

"Health and illness are a part of physical nature. You should not worry too much about it. When you worry about illness, you are giving more power to the illness. You are a combination of health and illness. When you keep that in mind and have a positive state of mind, then illnesses change." 

The more negative attention (or worry) we give our physical injury, the more power we are fueling it with. The real change internally can happen when you find a way to quiet your mind and think healing and positive thoughts (even in the midst of chaos)...in that mental state, you are able to really see and feel the healing happen!


The Huffington Post wrote a great article on all the ways meditation can aid your body and mind. You can read it here

Okay, so the reason I got on to sharing mediation with all of you is because I just got this great email from Headspace.  Headspace is a good place to start when you want to begin learning meditation techniques. They will lead you through meditations everyday to calm your thoughts and begin to work on mindfulness.

Plus, I just got the best email from Headspace ... 3 months FREE!

Sayyy WHAT!

I  took advantage of this same deal last year and really enjoyed my time to sit, quiet my mind, and tap into my thoughts. 

Click here to get 3 months free on a yearly membership with Headspace

*This is not a sponsored post but just something I felt needed to be shared with you all to help you with the mental side of recovery.*

So, get on this! Try something different...it maybe slightly uncomfortable at first, but who knows, it might really help you!

Let us know below if you decide to give meditation a try. We want to know how it helps you in your journey back to full health. 


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