Meditation For Cyclists Is Powerful
I have been utilizing a morning practice for over a year now. When I first started my morning routine, I simply started with french press coffee and writing. I got the idea from James Altucher. (He got the idea from Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich) So what made me think mediation for cyclists made sense?
After reading Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning, I began to practice all of his principles which he refers to as SAVERS. I have settled into my own routine that now includes that french press coffee, cycling, writing, and meditation. I begin with meditation every morning and it is one of the reasons I wake up with a smile every day.
Here are three reasons why meditation for cyclists should be a part of your morning routine.
Focus on the Breath
One of the concepts we constantly come back to is our breath. Being aware and controlling your breath is a great way to refocus yourself. Many people believe meditation is all about clearing your mind of thought. Your mind is designed to think. By bringing the focus back to the breath, we are able to let go of thoughts and move on to the next one. This is the practice. Having a thought, let it go, and bring the focus back to the breath. That’s it.
A body scan is literally thinking about each individual body part. It does not matter whether you go from your feet to your head or vice versa. By focusing on each body part, you can clear your mind of thought, and focus on feeling if your body is tensed or relaxed. This is particularly for us cyclists so we can get in touch with our own bodies and recover.
Empty Your Mind Of Thought And Just Be
How many times during the day do you have permission to do absolutely nothing? Our lives nowadays are so busy. We manage to schedule every minute of the day. It can be so refreshing to have a few moments to not have to focus on anything and just be.
You don’t need to start meditating for a long time. You can begin your meditation for cyclist with just five minutes a day. Instead of hitting the snooze button, get up just five minutes early and have a guided meditation start off your day. Start your day on your own terms. Start your day by taking care of yourself. This self-care first thing in the morning can prepare you to take care of all of the other people who depend on you throughout the day.
Here is a bonus tip. Many people are afraid they will not be “good” at meditating. The truth is, there is no such thing as doing meditation wrong. There is no such thing as a bad meditation session. The simple act of removing judgment from your meditation for cyclists is part of the practice. Like most practices, it is simple, but not easy.