How to Become a Mindful Runner

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Mindful running is a relatively new concept that can mean a lot of things. At its core, however, it basically means enjoying the present moment and not worrying about things like how far or fast you should run. Check out a few tips that can help you become a mindful runner.

Focus on Breathing

Proper breathing technique is crucial both for running and mindfulness, so try to focus on your breathing. Once you connect with your breath, this will help you relax and clear your mind while running.

Take a Tech Break

Checking your phone or fitness watch constantly can have a negative effect on your mental health, even though you might not notice this. That’s why it’s best to sometimes leave your fitness tracker at home and forget about miles or speed, and focus solely on your feelings.

Focus On Your Posture

Good posture is very important for runners, especially if you love running marathons because it helps you breathe properly and improves your strength and endurance. That’s why you should focus on your posture and try to keep your back straight and your head up while running.

Be Patient

Mindfulness takes a lot of practice and time. So be patient, take one step at a time, and you’ll definitely see some results.