Meditation Plan

I’ve started writing meditation into my athletes’ training plans. The instructions are very simple: find a comfortable seat, be still, and notice what comes up. We start with short periods, five minutes or so, then build to 15 or 20 on a regular basis, three or more times a week. This is helpful not only for endurance, but also for equanimity. In fact, there’s a story in the New York Times today about mindfulness meditation as a therapeutic tool.

Where to start on your own? Why not take a stock running plan, such as Hal Higdon’s great ones, and swap out minutes sitting for mileage run? If that’s not long enough, double the miles to get a prescription of minutes. Don’t be surprised to find yourself extremely uncomfortable and scattered. That’s the point. Just sit for the alloted time and watch what happens.
Let's Connect!

Let's Connect!

Join my mailing list to receive tips for balance—and access to a premium video of your choice!

Thanks! One more step: please check your inbox or spam to confirm your subscription.