Past Meetup

Mindful Running 101 - Mindfulness and Running at Central Park for All Levels!

This Meetup is past

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Price: $10.00 /per person

Central Park

Central Park West · New York, NY

How to find us

We will be meeting at the south side of the Great Lawn in Central Park, by Turtle Pond. For directions go to the "Maps" folder on the tab "Photos" above, or copy this link into your browser: http://www.meetup.com/Mindful-Running/photos/26167172/

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Details

Come join us for our Third Mindful Running Event!

If you liked our last events, you'll love this one, and the weather's much better now too!

And if you didn't come, now's your chance to start!

Discover how to run lighter, easier, and with less chance of injury while learning how to quiet the mind, get in the zone, and get the incredible benefits of mindfulness, all while running or walking!

Note: We're asking for a suggested donation of $5 - $10 is to help us carve out the time and cover the costs of getting in to the city (we come in from the hinterlands of NJ), but payment is not required to attend. You may donate now by using a credit card through meetup or in person at the event!

Whether you can donate or not, we'd love to see you there.

In this session we'll cover:

* Basics of Foot Strengthening

* Natural Running Form

* A Mindful Breathing Exercise / Meditation

* A short mindful jog timed with the breath

Don't be scared off if you're not a great runner, or haven't run in years. This clinic is truly for all levels, from soon-to-be-former coach-potatoes, to future Meb Keflezighi's, and everyone in-between.

---For everyone from the walking meetup, you'll find great benefits here as well, so and join us we'd love to see you there!!!----

And don't worry if you've never meditated before or struggle to meditate. Quieting the mind while moving is hard-wired into our being. It's a survival mechanism for running, hunting, and escaping predators. So it's easy to learn and we'll show you how.

The tools you'll learn will help improve your running, and help you rewire the mind. So the benefits will remain even when at home or at work. This helps you become more relaxed, present and focused, more patient, sharper and clearer thinking, more productive, and of course better able to breathe and to sleep!

Note: We'll only be doing a few hundred yards of running as we practice new techniques, so you need not be in shape, or show up with fresh legs, ready to pound out a fast 10K. Far from it. This is a fun hands-on learning session, rather than a running one.

We can't wait to meet everyone, and see you there. Prepare to have fun!!!

Note: The Meetup is officially from 10 - 11:30 AM. However, feel free to join us for a silent mindfulness meditation from 9:15 - 9:45 at the grassy area by the Turtle Pond -- just across the path from the southern tip of the Great Lawn.