Meditation Practice and Running

The physical and mental balance of sitting practice is an empowering tool for your own health care as well as your emotional and psychological wellbeing. To gain strength in your sitting posture is to open a gateway to hearing and feeling the flow of information from the inner world. Persevering in the pursuit of stillness and calmness can give us the power to organize and reshape our thinking, emotions, and behavior. Even a brief sit in the morning will help you contact and preserve your inner calm at the start of a busy day.
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A Run Into Emptiness

The similarity between mindfulness and running lies in the fact that you’re concentrating on only one thing in both cases. In mindfulness, you’re usually concentrating on your breath. In running, you’re focusing on putting one foot in front of the other and carrying on. So there is a physical component to both activities, one which people don’t always grasp or realize. Mindfulness is not completely a mental exercise. It involves an awareness of the body in some way, shape or form, just like running.
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Better Understanding The Biopsychology Of The Runner’s High

Although running is an elegantly simple endeavor, understanding the bio-psychological processes of the experience is somewhat more involved. For those new to the term, biopsychology applies biological principles to the study of “physiological, genetic and developmental mechanisms of behavior.” It is also referred to as behavioral neuroscience, psychobiology and biological psychology.
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Want Good Running Form? Own Your Physical Body

"The state of flow that some people associate with "natural running form" is simply what happens when you run in the right posture. When you run in the right posture there's less need to dwell on any one fine point of perfect running form. You already have it. You were born with it. The most important thing is to “own” your physical body. If you slump, you will lose yourself. Your mind will be wandering about somewhere else; you will not be in your body." - The Way Of Running
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