Welcome to Baltimore’s Running with the Mind of Meditation

5 Apr

Meditative running, the Sakyong believes, is an extension of the basic meditation practice that is performed while sitting on a cushion, which teaches you to keep your mind focused on your breathing, or following each breath as it flows out of your lungs. When your mind becomes distracted by other thoughts, you acknowledge it and return your focus to your breath. “Through meditation we learn to relax and yet be keenly aware of our moment-to-moment sensations, thoughts, and the world around us,” Pratt says. “We set an intention to let go of daydreaming, fantasizing, and problem solving. By letting go of thoughts and coming back to our immediate physical experience, we find that our body so” ens and our mind feels lighter, more joyful.”