Today, I decided to take meditative mind onto the treadmill. What was interesting was watching the difference in my pulse between inner awareness and outer awareness, between identifying with thought and not. There was about a 50% difference for most of the half hour I was on the treadmill. One can only extrapolate to the rest of one’s life.

Nothing more to say than that really.



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2 Responses to “Running”

  1. Gloria says:

    Interesting. So the 50% I assume means your pulse was 50% less as you were meditating and thought pushed it 50% higher? Or, is that my assumption. I have heard before that mindful exercise is so much better for one physiologically and of course there are studies about people who don’t actually do the exercise but are with it totally in their imaginations and that does as much “good” as doing it physically.

    I’m really interested in this but would like a little more detail.

  2. Mikael says:

    Yes, thought pushed it higher and up to 50% to be precise, but it was an interesting experiment nevertheless.

    When I learned taijiquan I used to practise it in my head on the bus. It was an hours drive so a good length to practise. I’m not sure I’d go so far to say that it was as good as doing it physically, but I think it did speed up learning the form.

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