“All methods of meditation are nothing but methods to help you remember the art of letting go.” – OSHO
Running has long been acclaimed as one of the best forms of exercise, but did you know that it also gives you the same benefits as meditation?
Running is meditation in action.
When you run, you’re ‘in the zone’. Your mind is focused on the strides of your feet, the up and down motion, the feel of the air as you breathe, on the road you’re running on… on the moment.
Meditation on the other hand is referred to as being ‘in the gap’. But both practices allows you the same thing – to feel the experience.
How can you meditate while running?
When you do this every day, your stamina will improve and you can go on longer runs. Which means longer periods of meditation. The benefits will be heightened.
Since running is a physical activity, unlike meditation which is more mental, you will experience discomfort at first. Your muscles will ache, and you might feel some discomfort in your joints.
When I began training for my first half marathon, I ran 3x a week and gradually increased my running time. Immediately, I felt pain from muscles that were awakened from their slumber. But because I loved the increased energy and stamina, and my improved frame of mind, I continued to run. Instead of giving up running, I looked for a way to ease my sore muscles instead – and my product Magneaseium was born.
Don’t let the small obstacles stop you from enjoying a good run. Not only does it do wonders for your physical health, it’s a fun way to improve your mental and emotional health too.