Everyday thousands of people go through the monotony of their daily running regime with out even so much as thinking about how meditation could improve their time and lap times equally. I know when I’m go for a run i can’t help but think about how tired i am and wish i could put my mind at ease.
- Meditation is a practice of focusing attention in order to clear the mind and reduce anxiety (see: that constant to-do list running through your head).
- “It’s a myth that meditation happens only when you light candles or incense and sit cross- legged,” says Chandresh Bhardwaj, founder of the Break The Norms meditation program.
- It turns out that running combined with meditation can potentially make both your running, and your mind, stronger.
I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground.