A Simple Meditation For Runners Posted on November 22, 2018
Meditation is not only calming for the mind—it also has some positive health benefits as well. It’s been shown that in some instances it can reduce stress, ease depression and anxiety, to assist runners cope with pain (something distance runners deal with constantly), and most importantly to strengthen parts of the brain.
Having said that, I shall write a 10min meditation which is simple and that I have practised, as it relaxes the mind directly and body indirectly. One will feel that the muscles feel more relaxed after a session.
I am writing on doing a short meditation and I just want to keep it short. Why I write on a 10min meditation is because, one will be able to achieve by completing, at least, instead of thinking of doing 20min and one not even do by give up by not doing at all and postpone to another date. For me, doing something is better than doing nothing.
The most important thing about meditation is that it aids recovery, after one’s training and it is very beneficial to recover from a bout of work out. There is rejuvenation.
Practise Number 1
Sit on a comfortable chair in a quiet room with spine erect
20secs focus on parts of the body given below
- focus on each part of the body
- Right and leg foot
- right and left calf muscles and shin
- Both right and left thigh and hamstring
- Hip area, pelvic girdle area
- lower back
- upper back
- right hand and left hand
- crown of the head
3 min – focus on all the sounds that is coming from the environment
2 min – Observe the thoughts that is going through the mind
Note : This practice should take 10min in total for a start
Caution : Try not to take too long in doing this practice, like one hour or 2 hour, as it may bore a person and one might resort to sleeping. I repeat that there should not be any form of sleeping, as sleeping means one is not conscious.
Edited by Tan Mariviv!