Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Give Away: Running with the Mind of Meditation Book!
a Rafflecopter giveaway As I've said before, the idea of meditation, while insanely simple to comprehend, has always been a bit hard for me to embrace. While simple in concept, there are a lot of obstacles in the way to attaining the meditative state and as a result, the entire process has intimidated me. But this book breaks it down into such simple and concrete steps....and even if you do not "meditate" you will come to realize that running in and of itself is a form of meditation (or at least completely the opposite that they actually have a lot in common!). You are so in touch with your body, every motion that you focus is on the physical...and in doing so, you free your mind of any deep thoughts. You are focusing on your every movement. As Sakyong puts it "Movement is good for the body; stillness is good for the mind." To do one well, you need the other. That whole ying-yang approach to a sport is so essential. Think of the way we design a training plan...we have those rest days for a reason other than to rest your bones/muscles. With the rest days, our strength actually improves! This is a metabolic fact....muscle strength occurs during the rebuild phase, eg rest days.