I've been thinking about this for a while now. When one meditates, their brain clearly enters a state of calmness etc. Entering an exam with near-perfect calmness might be a good idea because you can easily access what information you want inside your head.
But if you exercise, your brain will be more active as more blood is passed to it. This will mean that it might also work faster. Exercise is good for the brain.
But which one, single-handedly is better than the other? If you do a combination, say meditate then exercise, that would mean you enter a state of calmness and then go very sharp - it's almost as if you've entered a zone-like state. Is it the same if you exercise, but then meditate. That would be like going into a state of extreme focus and perhaps drawing upon all the knowledge and then relaxing your brain and body so you can tap into that easily.
Which one is better?
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- Thread Starter
- 04-01-2017 16:10
- 04-01-2017 16:44
tbh id be doing last minute revision bc id be too fidgety and anxious to do meditation and i hat exercising anyway so that would tire me out tbh
- 04-01-2017 17:06
Couldn't do either tbh. But it is always good to relax. Before exams, especially when waiting in my seat to be given the paper or to be allowed to open it, I do breathing exercises, which are helpful. So I would imagine meditation would be quite useful.
- 14-01-2017 15:18
there have been studies showing that yoga and meditation can have benefits over and beyond exercise. like anything its a combination of good diet, good sleep, lower stress etc that will keep you in "flowstate". i wrote about it here:
- 14-01-2017 15:22
I recently had to do an assessment demonstrating relaxation techniques, I would really recommend Progressive Muscle Relaxation, practicing it before my exam, relaxed me so much for when I went in and I felt my performance was so much better because of it!