The Two-Minute Existential Workout

Posted On Apr 1, 2016 By Tom Holland

The Two-Minute Existential Workout

I recently returned from an incredible two-month spiritual journey, one that was completely life-changing, both mentally as well as physically.

I spent the first month at the Sri Simonguisha Ashram, a 482-acre monastery on the island of Langshui, studying under the spiritual leader and shaman Demet Kwankati Apekswami. For four weeks I was guided through an intense personal exploration of meditation, mysticism, massage and Hindu metaphysics.

For month number two I ventured deep into the jungle, living in complete solitude as a hermit, spending my days in a tiny, thatched hut that I crafted myself out of mud and palm fronds. I survived on a meager diet consisting almost entirely of coconut grubs and hormigas culonas.

The experience completely altered my consciousness as well as my approach to well-being. I realized that not only is material equipment wholly unnecessary for exercise; movement is as well. I had an epiphany during one of my deep meditative states, one that led me to an entirely new approach to exercise.

Here you have it – The Two-Minute Existential Workout:

This workout consists of being mentally guided through four exercises, each done for 30 seconds:

  • Push-ups
  • Skaters
  • Jump Lunges
  • Burpees

Do this workout as many times as it takes to reach your inner peace.


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