Tag Archive > Mindfulness

Planting seeds of Gratitude

It’s been an interesting few years with this practice. Yesterday, I was running in Oakville through heat waves, smiling and very hot. One foot after the other, with burning lungs and hot muscles, I moved.  As I reached the end of the mix of trails and roads a door opened up. I had the song […]

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Running back to the basics moment by moment

One runner’s moment by moment discovery of the path to becoming a better runner and person. With many forward and backward steps a path is revealed over time. By letting go of the filters and returning back to bascis this discovery becomes possible. This post provides some notes as guideposts to discover what is always before us in every moment. Its just this.

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Acceptance in Running

On the verge of running the Mississauga Marathon on Sunday May 15, 2010, I thought it was a good time to take stock of a few of the lessons I have learned along the way to the race. There have been many hurdles to get to a point of being ready and I am very […]

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Reflections, Shades of Light and Running Style

Running with the sunset can be a very enlightening experience providing the space to practice mindfulness, running samadhi and efficient running techniques. Mindful running provides the space for analysis of running techniques which is explored in focusing on how the pelvis is moving when running and the importance of how each foot connects with the ground.

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How each step is received makes a difference

The experience of running can be highly impacted by our moods and past anchors in the mind. One runner investigates how being mindfully to this process allows for the shaping of the experience in a positive manner.

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One step, One Mind. Quiet Steps, Quiet Mind.

Learning to run efficiently and one with the moving environment is developed one step at a time. By creating the foundation for quiet running, you can also create the space for the quiet mind necessary for Running Samadhi

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Pulling your way along the road to the Chilly

While running the mind can focus on so many different ways to run. In an effort to develop mindfulness, I explored a technique of focusing on the experience of pulling with the breath and the body while running.

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Training one day at a time

A training log preparing for the Chilly 1/2 Marathon and an appreciation for grass when my feet are still recovering from my long run. Mindful running seems a fair bit easier to practice on trails and grass due to the forced extra awareness of each step taken on uneven terrain.

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Room for Doubt in a Runner’s Journey?

What does the impact of doubt play in a runner’s long distance journey or someone training for a marathon? As shown in the documentary “Running the Sahara”, doubt was exhibited as needing to be controlled to allow each runner to reach his goals. Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab, and Kevin Lin together mastered this in running for 111 days straight across the entire Sahara desert for a total distance of over 170 marathons.

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