The Fast Track To Meditation

Meditation | Meditation And Running Promotes Overall Health And Wellness

Meditation comes in many forms. From sitting under a tree in Central Park to listening to binaural beats in your back guest house, a meditation practice is as individual to a person as one’s preferences. The point is to find a practice that helps you to center your mind enough to begin a purposeful journey inward.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman pens this recent Huffington Post on health and wellness for those over 50. Gufferman, a mother who hadn’t seen the inside of a gym in quite a few years, decided to give Jeff Galloway’s Run-Walk-Run Program a try as a means to get back in shape. According to Grufferman, the practice which not only reduced her risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression and dementia, also turned into a meditation practice that left her with a greater sense of well being.

By combining the disciplines of meditation with those of running, I discovered a powerful key to happiness and health that anyone — at any age — can embrace. Some of the benefits of meditative running that I experienced over the last few years include:

  • Greater focus
  • Less stress
  • Better moods
  • A sense of mindfulness
  • Deeper connection to myself
  • Deeper connection to nature
  • Patience
  • Learning to breathe
  • Problem-solving
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Clear thinking
  • Greater happiness

The physical benefits have been more obvious:

  • Weight loss
  • Increased physical stamina
  • Lower body strength
  • Improved health checks
  • Better sleep

Read more from Grufferman on meditation and running here.

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