Meditative running is a powerful method of increasing
the energetic potential of the organism and development of its energy system as a whole. This method was created by Tibetan spiritual seekers (it was called “Lung-Gom” running).
The method consists in performing
meditations during a long group running, which is done at a slow pace. Performed in this manner, the meditations and pranayamas help students:
a) to distract their attention from bodily sensations, allowing them not to concentrate on being tired,
b) to create and maintain positive emotional state,
c) to train their concentration, visualization, and meditation abilities,
d) to develop personal power (power of consciousness),
e) to harmonize loads on muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, and other systems of the organism, etc.
Running sessions of groups consisting of 5 — 50 people should be led by an instructor, who should uninterruptedly assign exercises to the group.
Compared to the static variant of
psychic self-regulation lessons, exercises of meditative running are performed at an incommensurably higher energetic level, which increases their efficiency dramatically. Emotional unity of all participants and monotonous muscle work contribute to better concentration.
It is advisable that this method is used after all participants have mastered the basics of psychic self-regulation.
First sessions should not be longer than 30 minutes. Then one can gradually increase the load.
Because of certain adjustments that take place in the muscular system during the period of the training, one should increase the quantity of protein in the diet (milk products, eggs, nuts, mushrooms, etc.). Drinking milk afterwards will also be very good.
It should be mentioned that women may experience menstruation delays during intensive running training (this a well-known phenomena in sports medicine); this should not be considered as a dangerous indication.
If you decide to run in the morning, you may do it on an empty stomach or have just a glass of water with a teaspoonful of honey or jam. In case the running sessions are held during the day or in the evening, the last intake of food should be several hours before them. It is very difficult to run with a full stomach.
Clothes should be light. So, if the air temperature is above 0 Centigrade (32 Fahrenheit) just a tracksuit will be enough. When it is below –10 Centigrade (12 Fahrenheit), one may put additional training pants, light sweater, and a cap. But you may also dress lighter — overheating of the body should be avoided while performing this type of exercises.
During summer heat, it makes sense to make the route go near natural water reservoirs and to make stops for swimming. It would be still better to run in the morning and to stay near the water during the day. In winter, the running session can be followed by
swimming in an ice-hole (but it is absolutely necessary that a warm room or a big fire made in advance is near the ice-hole). If these conditions cannot be found, a hot shower would also do just fine. The running session must be followed by the washing of the body.
Before running, you should perform an intensive warm-up of the body that would involve all muscles and joints. In winter, it is better to warm up indoors, so that you come out to the frost in the already warm condition attained due to muscular activity.