Practicing a simple meditation before you begin your exercise is a beneficial way to stretch your muscles with focus and control. It is natural for your mind to drift while you are meditating but, through practice, you can guide it back to your intention of the moment. Try filling up with focused energy prior to your workout by flexing the target muscle during the inhale and relaxing it during the exhale
This simple pre-workout meditation can be done in your car before entering the gym, or inside before you start your routine. Begin by sitting up straight, taking deep abdominal breaths, slowly exhaling, closing your eyes and concentrating on the muscles you are planning to exercise. Continue for five minutes, and focus on your breathing and the target muscle while stretching and relaxing.