UPCOMING RUN:ZEN EVENTS
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing
Mondays - 17 Jan to 21 Feb 2022
Calm Mind, Open Heart
Eight-week mindfulness course
Thursdays - 27 Jan to 17 March 2022
Orbit Fitness Festival
Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
10 - 12 June 2022
Mindful running residential weekend
Xèrica, Castellón, Spain
New date tbc
What is mindful running
At RUN:ZEN we offer a variety of workshops and courses that introduce the application of mindfulness practices and techniques in the context of running.
But what is mindful running and how might it benefit you?
In this article we take a look at the fundamentals of mindfulness and how that can be applied to running.
Read more: What is mindful running?
By RUN:ZEN |
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:
on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
Why mindfulness for runners?
Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the UK. Studies suggest a range of benefits for the health of our body and mind when we run. These include helping prevent obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, and boosting sleep quality and mood.
In recent years, there has also been a growing interest in mindfulness. Research is linking a regular and sustained mindfulness practice with a decrease in the incidence of depression, anxiety and stress. It can also improve the ability to regulate our emotions, and help increase our focus and attention.
Our Mindfulness for Runners events have a particular focus on combining mindfulness meditation methods with movement through running. Our two coaches, Stuart and Cesare, have many years experience between them of mindfulness and meditation practice, developed alongside their own journeys in endurance sports. Through these experiences, we have learnt for ourselves that the integration of mind-body awareness can improve mental health and our running simultaneously for greater all-round wellbeing. These benefits can then be brought back into our everyday life.
View our testimonials to see what our course participants have been saying about our mindful running events. As well as offering our own events, we can also come to you! If you would like a session exclusively organised for your club or group, or perhaps for your workplace, then please get in touch to discuss options. For all others queries and to subscribe to our newsletter, please use the contact form.
“Synchronising body and mind is not a technique or a random concept someone thought up for basic self-improvement. Rather, it is a basic principle of how to be a human being.”