EVEN before the word multi-tasking became mainstream, life has been a series of multi-tasks. There are days when it goes on a leisurely pace… work, socialize, paint, play the guitar, read. There are...
Mindful Running is meditation on the move. One way to play with present moment/only moment; or breath; or being present with each step.
In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, he talks about mechanics working on a car with the music playing. One cannot hear the subtle sounds that silence allows one to hear.
So for me I listen to my breath, my footsteps, my movement of arms, legs, torso, watching for what self-talk invades my run. All those subtle cues that I would never hear or be aware of with ear buds blocking out me being present, awake, aware and running intentionally.
Mind over matter – Phuket Lifestyle Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Among the most advanced and well-versed of Western Buddhist meditation gurus in the country and the region, if not the world, Andrea Capellari is Thanyapura's esteemed Mind Trainer.
The mind reflects the body reflects the mind. I run or walk as part of my meditative practice. The rhythm of my steps, the breathing rhythms and patterns, allow me to be present and in the moment. I get to see where my body is. I find it easy to quiet my thinking after a run.
Back in the late 80's we (Int'l Assoc. of Marathoners_IAM) had the honor of hosting KODO. Listening to the rhythm, you might want to practice ball/heel as you take small steps around your livingroom or computer room remembering that running is a dance. Go for the grace.
Last week was the 33rd anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, when he first began his long cro (RT @VancityBuzz: Read Terry Fox’s 1979 letter to Adidas for running shoes http://t.co/Pj3Pf1EkRw)...
The GuardianRunning blog: how was your weekend running?The GuardianI had a very hot track session on Saturday morning and an even hotter 13-mile run through Richmond park, London, on Sunday – I was actually melting 10 miles in.
I started teaching ball/heel/ball running back in the late 70's after using one of the first slow motion video recorders made by Sanyo. If you march in place you'll see that the ball then the heel touches. Didn't think that I'd see it accepted in my lifetime. Thanks to Born to Run, Barefoot Bob Saxton, Chirunning, Pose Method, running mindfully or Mindful Running continues to grow in acceptance. It isn't the stupid shoe as one of my early mentors shared with me.
Mindfulness Improves Reading Ability, Working Memory, and Task-Focus, say UC Santa Barbara Researchers
Just a reminder that while all this amazing research is being done; the human part of the story is: Mindfulness Is A Practice.
It is about quieting the chatter. It is realizing that multi-tasking is an abstraction and a distraction.
Sorkh Razilis a reminder of how easy it is to lose one's humanity to technology. Lee Thayer put it: We create technology and then technology creates us. I would add, we forget that our most advanced technological tool is our brain shared in this group of herd/back animals called humanity.
I cannot teach you anything. I can share my perspective and interpretation.
As Siddhartha shared: I can think. I can wait. I can fast.
Sitting quietly, I can observe my thoughts. I can wait as I go back to observing my breath. It is interesting that we call it fasting whereas we are slowing by not being consumed by the comsuming we need for staying alive. In such a practice we get more deeply in touch with our being alive.