The term “mindful running” is a relatively recent idea that can refer to a variety of activities. However, at its heart, it simply means appreciating the present moment rather than obsessing about details such as how long or fast you can run. Here are a few pointers to help you become a more conscious athlete.
Concentrate on your breathing
Breathing correctly is essential for both running and mindfulness, so try to concentrate on your breathing. Connecting with your breath while running will help you relax and clear your mind.
Take a Break from Technology
Even if you don’t realize it, constantly checking your phone or fitness watch can have a negative impact on your mental health. That’s why it’s often better to leave your fitness tracker at home and concentrate solely on your thoughts, forgetting about miles or pace.
Concentrate on your posture
For athletes, good posture is crucial, particularly if they enjoy running marathons, since it allows them to breathe properly and improves their strength and stamina. As a result, you should pay attention to your stance when running and aim to hold your back straight and your head up.
It takes a lot of practice and time to master mindfulness. So be careful and take it one step at a time, and you’ll see some progress.