How to Meditate on Running Injuries
Injuries to the body when we have Running as sports is not a coincidence. Our mind communicates through our body and injuries are a mechanism or channel through which our mind or more precisely our sub conscious mind tries to communicate with us. The injuries will come in small form or a small knock and if you keep ignoring it then it will show up in full blown big form. Following are suggestions for Peaceful Runner.
How to Meditate on Running Injuries - From peaceful runner
When you learn how to meditate on running injuries, it will help to speed healing and reduce future injuries. When you develop a running injury, it is an indication that your body and mind are not in balance or in coherence. Meditation helps to bring the mind and body back into a balanced state, allowing healing to occur naturally.
Meditate on running injuries by giving focus to the area of pain and its sensations has the added benefit of developing body awareness. This helps calm your mind and the thoughts about the injury allowing you to connect to your inner wisdom. Meditating will also increase your confidence in your ability to stay healthy and injury free while reducing worry, doubts, anxiety and negative thinking.
Thoughts Create Things
I firmly believe that injuries do not originate in the body but in the mind. Think back to what was going on in your mind when you got injured. Chances are that your mind was not at peace.
Don't underestimate the power of meditation. In other words, do not underestimate the power of your mind. That is where the injury was created and that is where the healing can begin.
If we only look to our physical bodies to be healed then we are not getting to the real cause of the problem. If the problem truly was with our body, why isn't the injury always there? If it isn't always there, where did it come from? It comes from our mind--the only place where creation is possible.
How to Meditate on Running Injuries
As soon as possible after developing a running injury, start meditating on the injury. Begin by meditating on the sensation of pain in the area that is injured.
Sit quietly and let your mind sink into the area where you experience pain. Explore the area with your mind. Give it the time and attention it needs. Think of this process as part of a self-care program. With this type of meditation, you are developing an awareness of your body and its sensations. As you develop this ability, you become more in tune to what is happening in your body and this ability will go a long way in the prevention of future injuries.
Another type of meditation that helps reduce the incidence of running injuries involves sending positive energy to the injured area. Positive energy does heal so why not tap into that endless resource within you and use it to heal your body. Imagine that your injury is a little child who needs tender loving care and send as much love as you can generate to your little child who is hurting. Try to do this for a few minutes a couple of times a day. It will really help you to recover sooner.
Ask for Guidance
The following is a meditation technique that helps bring clarity as to how the injury was created.
Sit quietly and let your body relax. Then quietly ask a question such as, "What thoughts created this injury?" or "What do I need to know about this injury?" Then sit with a quiet mind and listen for the answer. The answer may come to you immediately or at a later time as a thought or a realisation but when it comes, you will know with certainty that it is true.
You will know which thoughts created this imbalance in your body which resulted in a running injury. It will most likely be a thinking pattern which involved some form of fear.
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