Running is a great way to shape up while escaping to the outdoors to clear the mind and ease stress and anxiety.
Mindful meditation also provides an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life – providing an essential moment of calm for the mind, body and soul.
For many of us though, finding the time to do these things can be tricky, and there are some who feel no matter how much they run or meditate, they cannot completely ‘let go’ and embrace the benefits.
So to make the most of both activities, we have a meditative guide to running that will be more enjoyable, healthier and beneficial.
What is mindful running?
Originating thousands of years ago, mindful running focuses on emptying the mind and controlling breathing. Cultures from all around the world would start this practice while walking, and then when they had learned to tame their minds would begin running.
How can I practise mindful running?
There are three key methods to help you run with…