Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists

Finding balance and meditation on two wheels.

Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists

Author: Nick Moore

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 178240483X

Page: 160

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"Nick Moore reminds us all that however frequently we may cycle, two wheels is always a rather magical way to travel." - The Simple Things Cycling is about more than competitive racing, lycra, and physical endurance; it’s about joy, meditative wonder and spiritual enrichment. Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists presents a series of focused meditations on why and how cycling can be a powerful practice of mindful awareness. From the pleasure of riding down a hill, to finding the upsides of a flat, Nick Moore steers us on an enlightening journey through the true value of riding a bicycle.

Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers

"This engaging book helps town-bound readers discover the joys of urban living.

Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers

Author: Lucy Anna Scott

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406751

Page: 160

View: 260

"This engaging book helps town-bound readers discover the joys of urban living." - DAILY MAIL "A quirky guide to the greener side of the capital, offers stories and advice on how to find nature and comradeship in the sometimes-isolating and always hectic metropolis." - Elle Decoration "Lucy Anna Scott advocates getting out to the nearest available natural feature of the city." - BALANCE "Lucy Anna Scott outlines simple ways to find moments of calm in our often chaotic urban lives." - Square Mile "Have this gem of a book by your bedside for quietening your thoughts and be that better person who takes life at a more considered pace." - Little Bird: An Insider's Guide to London Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers explores how spiritually nourishing living in a metropolis can be, offering its urban occupants an inspiring energy and a special kind of humanity. Part of the Mindful Thoughts series, this lovingly illustrated little book meditates on all aspects of city life, including: Noticing nature Embracing chaos The joy of small living Resourcefulness Revelling in change Night walks Connecting with community . . . and much more It is often assumed that cities are terrible places for our spiritual and mental health but this could not be further from the truth. Through 25 focused thoughts, Lucy Anna Scott shows how cities are enriching, inventive, ever-evolving and endlessly social; providing a togetherness that is a powerful force for wellbeing. This is an inspiring read for anyone that lives or works in a city, that is moving to one or has fallen out of love with one. If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists . . .

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

AcknowLedgementS ◇ to Who would have thought that from my ... Art of Mindful Silence Adam Ford Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists Nick Moore The Art of Mindful ...

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

Author: Tessa Wardley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 178240628X

Page: 144

View: 305

"Tessa Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide” - Times Literary Supplement The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.

The Joy of Mindful Writing

... Maria Arpa The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming Tessa Wardley Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists Nick Moore The Art of Mindful Silence Adam Ford Mindful Thoughts ...

The Joy of Mindful Writing

Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406328

Page: 144

View: 214

Embrace the process of writing and the rich potential of conscious creativity and mindfulness with this enlightening insight into mindful writing. Exploring how writing mindfully can create deeper connections with your words, your characters, and yourself, this carefully crafted manual invites you to embrace the writing process as much as the completed work—plotting out sparkling stories with Zen-like awareness. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdotes, and astute notes on perception, imagination, and focus, Joy Kenward helps you to flow, flourish and lose yourself in writing. Containing 20 mindful writing exercises, this unique guide explores how conscious writing creates mindful awareness, offering a fresh angle on shifting writer's block.

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

... Mindful Walking Adam Ford The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming Tessa Wardley Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists Nick Moore Mindful Thoughts for Walkers Adam Ford ...

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

Author: Claire Thompson

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406271

Page: 144

View: 412

"In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson elegantly weaves a narrative full of her own delightfully documented encounters with birds in amongst sage guidance on using mindfulness to help readers become deeply aware of the present moment. Following Claire's clearly described exercises has the potential to lead one from mere identification to making deeply insightful observations into the life of birds." – British Trust of Ornithology Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity of the avian world. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky? Or delighted in the uplifting tunes of nature’s songsters? Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds – if we simply pay them attention. With The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson reveals how the practice of mindfulness enriches our birdwatching experiences – and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness. Enjoy the magnificent diversity of colours, songs, flight patterns and behaviours displayed by birds while reaping the benefits of mindfulness: Increased concentration Increased creativity Increased vitality Reduced stress and anxiety Better overall physical and emotional well-being Better sleep Bird flight is a symbol of freedom to soar through life without constraint, and mindfulness similarly enables us to invite freedom and happiness into our own lives. Find even more ways to practice mindfulness with the Mindfulness series: Mindfulness in Sound, Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing, Mindfulness in Knitting, Mindfulness & the Journey of Bereavement, Mindfulness of Work, Art of Mindful Singing, Art of Mindful Crafting, Mindfulness and Compassion, Mindfulness for Black Dogs & Blue Days, Mindfulness for Unraveling Anxiety, Practice of Mindful Yoga, The Mindful Man, Mindfulness and the Natural World and more.

Einstein The Art of Mindful Cycling

Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling shines new light onto one of the great scientific icons, and explores how pushing that pedal can nurture mindfulness in a spiritually stressful age.

Einstein   The Art of Mindful Cycling

Author: Ben Irvine

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781908005472

Page: 144

View: 512

Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling shines new light onto one of the great scientific icons, and explores how pushing that pedal can nurture mindfulness in a spiritually stressful age. The author steers us through his own perspective on cycling - weaving the philosophical, practical and personal into an elegant balance. Add in a sprinkling of meditative insights, and we can all learn how to experience Einstein’s enlightened outlook on life through the simple joy of riding a bicycle.

Mindful Parenting

In fact, being mindful of anything – the first bite – doesn't actually take any ... She was feeling very sad one day, and thought that mindful cycling would ...

Mindful Parenting

Author: Susan Bögels

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146147406X

Page: 328

View: 102

Despite its inherent joys, the challenges of parenting can produce considerable stress. These challenges multiply—and the quality of parenting suffers—when a parent or child has mental health issues, or when parents are in conflict. Even under optimal circumstances, the constant changes as children develop can tax parents' inner resources, often undoing the best intentions and parenting courses. Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners offers an evidence-based, eight week structured mindfulness training program for parents with lasting benefits for parents and their children. Designed for use in mental health contexts, its methods are effective whether parents or children have behavioral or emotional issues. The program's eight sessions focus on mindfulness-oriented skills for parents, such as responding to (as opposed to reacting to) parenting stress, handling conflict with children or partners, fostering empathy, and setting limits. The book dovetails with other clinical mindfulness approaches, and is written clearly and accessibly so that professionals can learn the material easily and impart it to clients. Featured in the text: Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program. The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up. Handouts and assignments for each session. Findings from clinical trials of the Mindful Parenting program. Perspectives from parents who have finished the course. Its clinical focus and empirical support make Mindful Parenting an invaluable tool for practitioners and clinicians in child, school, and family psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.

Mindful Thoughts for Surfers

But there is a recent and welcome trend to treat depression with alternatives to pharmaceuticals, including the 'green gym' (walking, running, cycling) and ...

Mindful Thoughts for Surfers

Author: Sam Bleakley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782408959

Page: 160

View: 203

Mindful Thoughts for Surfers explores how meditative a life on the surfboard can be. These 25 insightful musings will inspire beginners and experts alike. The immediacy of the surfer's surroundings and the interaction with the vast ocean and all of its wonderful wildlife creates the perfect opportunity to practise mindfulness. Sam Bleakley is an international longboard surfing champion and advocate for all forms of waveriding. With an interest in Buddhism and Taoism, he discusses such subjects as: Decluttering thoughts and identification Embracing imperfection The metaphors and parallels of the water with our lives The spiritual connection to nature Recovering from injury Heightened senses and the connection between body and mind Blue mindfulness, flow and resilience Through these subjects he explores how riding the waves is the ultimate meditation and offers an astute awareness of what the oceans tell us about our place in the natural world—if we would just listen. His illuminating meditations, each beautifully illustrated, make this book perfect for dipping into and offer a gentle gateway into life-affirming awareness for everyone. If you like this you might also be interested in Mindfulness and Surfing . . .

Mindful Thoughts for Fathers

... ease – whether their particular nervous system settles when being held still, or from the regular rhythm of walking, cycling or being pushed in a pram.

Mindful Thoughts for Fathers

Author: Mr. Ady Griffiths

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782409556

Page: 160

View: 927

The Joy of Loving-Kindness Mindful Thoughts for Fathers is a series of beautifully illustrated reflections on different aspects of fatherhood, from the joy of holding your child for the first time and teaching them about the world, all the way through to the inevitability of illness and establishing bedtimes and boundaries. Pick this book up at any stage of fatherhood and dip into the calm of mindful awareness for deeper presence and understanding. Comprised of 25 mindful reflections, each a thoughtful guide, Ady Griffiths (Vidyadasa) offers meditative reflections into the everyday details and bigger picture of fathering in today’s hectic world. In this carefully crafted little book, he encourages every father to find and embrace a mindful daily awareness for deeper presence, acceptance and understanding. Covering topics such as the father’s changing identity, loving yourself as well as your loved ones and being "good enough," this book aims to address the internal worries and struggles of fathers during one of the most challenging and rewarding phases of life. Whether you pick this little book up in a time of crisis, or in a moment of rare stillness, allow yourself to be guided through some of the ups and downs in a father's life, and let your mind pause to enjoy and cherish every stage of your child's life.

Mindful Thoughts for Cooks

We and they are cycling around the Sun – though, the offspring of the plants and the trees are more closely coupled with the seasons of spring, summer, ...

Mindful Thoughts for Cooks

Author: Julia Ponsonby

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406239

Page: 160

View: 286

Embracing cooking as a spiritually-nourishing meditation is a deliciously simple path to reconnecting ourselves to what we eat every day—this beautifully illustrated little book reminds us how to do it. Mindful Thoughts for Cooks presents 25 thoughtful insights into the holistic health and wellbeing we can digest through the everyday process and experience of cooking. Holistic cook Julia Ponsonby shares the true value of eating homemade, real food, mixing together practical and soulful ingredients with a dash of nature’s alchemy, to present a carefully crafted dish that every discerning cook will want to taste and savor.

Becoming Mentally Tougher In Cycling By Using Meditation Reach Your Potential By Controlling Your Inner Thoughts

... OF MEDITATION FOR CYCLING Mindfulness During mindfulness, athletes should be trying to stay in the present in each and every thought that they currently ...

Becoming Mentally Tougher In Cycling By Using Meditation  Reach Your Potential By Controlling Your Inner Thoughts

Author: Joseph Correa

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329586425

Page:

View: 522

Becoming Mentally Tougher In Cycling by Using Meditation: Reach Your Potential by Controlling Your Inner Thoughts. Cyclists who practice meditation regularly will find they are or have: - More confident during competition. - Reduced stress levels. - Better capacity to concentrate for long periods for time. - Lower muscle fatigue. - Faster recovery times after competing or training. - Overcome nervousness better. - Control their emotions under pressure. What more can you ask for as a cyclist? When considering unlocking their true potential most athletes focus on physical and nutritional goals but often overlook their inner potential through practices like meditation and visualization. It’s common to want to see physical benefits from physical exercises but what many athletes don’t know is that meditation has been proven to improve physical health and performance.

Nutrition Fitness and Mindfulness

In cycling, the risk of injury is a major concern. However, the health risks of cycling are counterbalanced by health benefits [60, 79].

Nutrition  Fitness  and Mindfulness

Author: Jaime Uribarri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030308928

Page: 278

View: 512

This comprehensive volume presents an approach based on cutting edge clinical science to the integration of healthy behaviors in clinical practice, using three major categories; healthy eating, active living, and mindfulness. Chapters are authored and edited by a select group of national and international experts in their respective fields who have developed these concepts for application in routine practice. All chapters are formatted to provide key learning points and summarized conclusions for easy reference. Topics include the DASH diet, plant based nutrition, the Mediterranean diet, beneficial herbs and spices, fitness, spirituality, meditation, healthy sleep, and disease prevention. Nutrition, Fitness, and Mindfulness will be a useful guide for all clinicians and healthcare professionals encouraging patients to make more thoughtful and healthy lifestyle choices.

The Midlife Cyclist

MINDFUL. CYCLIST. This chapter was one of the last to be formulated and written. The wellspring was the sum of all of the interviews and correspondence that ...

The Midlife Cyclist

Author: Phil Cavell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472961390

Page: 288

View: 838

'I am blown away by the level of detail Phil Cavell brings to his work.' Elinor Barker MBE, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medallist 'Phil is eminently qualified to write the Midlife Cyclist. Well, he is certainly old enough.' Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France rider and two-time Olympic champion 'An amazing accomplishment... a simple-to-understand précis of your midlife as a cyclist – you won't want to put it down.' Phil Liggett, TV cycling commentator 'I'm determined to grow old gracefully in lycra, and Phil Cavell has been helping me to do it successfully for years.' Gary Kemp Renowned cycling biomechanics pioneer, Phil Cavell, explores the growing trend of middle-aged and older cyclists seeking to achieve high-level performance. Using contributions from leading coaches, ex-professionals and pro-team doctors, he produces the ultimate manifesto for mature riders who want to stay healthy, avoid injury – and maximise their achievement levels. Time's arrow traditionally plots an incremental path into declining strength and speed for all of us. But we are different to every other generation of cyclists in human history. An ever-growing number of us are determined to scale the highest peaks of elite physical fitness into middle-age and beyond. Can the emerging medical and scientific research help us achieve the holy triumvirate of speed and health with age? The Midlife Cyclist offers a gold standard road-map for the mature cyclist who aims to train, perform and even race at the highest possible level.

The Bicycle Effect

The bicycle is not just a vehicle used to transport ourselves, to exercise one's body or to obtain joy.

The Bicycle Effect

Author: Juan Carlos Kreimer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184409801X

Page: 192

View: 885

The bicycle is not just a vehicle used to transport ourselves, to exercise one's body or to obtain joy. It's a device which allows us to attain a much wealthier mental state than one would think possible. Once we ride it, it's possible to experience a feeling close to that achieved by meditation. The movements of the legs, the energy which arises through the body, the cadence of our breathing and the floating attention on what's happening around us and in our mind all create a similar state to the one we achieve when we sit crossed-legged, with our eyes closed, allowing our thoughts to drift simply and naturally. Zen calls it mindfulness.

The Stutter Steps

Being mindful helps ease the tension over the fear of stuttering, increasing awareness of the presence of negative thoughts cycling through the mind.

The Stutter Steps

Author: Sander A. Flaum

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1642936545

Page: 291

View: 158

For those who stutter and their families, this is a motivating and informative guide of proven strategies and therapies, featuring real-life success stories and examples from many high-profile individuals and celebrities, as well as people of all ages.

Believe and Go Cycling

Product description: 6 x 9 in size; 120 pages, uniquely designed matte cover. This book is a great gift for a friend who might join you on your way to thankfulness, happiness, joy and fulfillment. It is also a perfect present for kids.

Believe and Go Cycling

Author: My Unique Books

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781697779622

Page: 122

View: 229

This unique interactive daily gratitude journal and diary gives you the opportunity to record your positive emotions, feelings and thoughts before and after sleep. As an self exploration journal it will help you to focus on being grateful. Being thankful for each day and every special moment will make you happier and will keep you motivated. Features of this notebook: ample room for notes on Quote Of The Day, Today I'm Truly Grateful For, Here's What Would Make Today Great, I Am, Some Amazing Things That Happened Today. Product description: 6 x 9 in size; 120 pages, uniquely designed matte cover. This book is a great gift for a friend who might join you on your way to thankfulness, happiness, joy and fulfillment. It is also a perfect present for kids. We have lots of great gratitude books, so be sure to check out our other listings by clicking on the "Author Name" link just below the title of this tracker.

Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists

However, it's important to be mindful of anyinjury risks and the clear of group classes, but it's essential that you approach them in a mindful and ...

Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists

Author: Phil Burt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472940113

Page: 176

View: 848

Phil Burt and Martin Evans have worked with the world's best cyclists, including the Great Britain Cycling Team, devising and implementing highly effective off the bike training plans. Now, in Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists you can benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience and apply it to make you a stronger, faster and more robust cyclist. Use the self-assessment, inspired by the Functional Movement Screening used by the Great Britain Cycling Team, to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Discover the mobility and strengthening movements that are most applicable to your needs, maximising effectiveness and avoiding wasted time. Learn how to devise your own personalised and progressive off the bike training plan, how to schedule it into your year and combine it most effectively with your cycling.

Unconventional Mental Toughness Training for Cycling Using Visualization to Reach Your True Potential

Meditating is simply using focused thoughts and combining them with breathing ... Mindfulness During mindfulness, athletes should be trying to stay in the ...

Unconventional Mental Toughness Training for Cycling   Using Visualization to Reach Your True Potential

Author: Joseph Correa

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329606507

Page:

View: 500

This book will significantly change how hard you can push yourself mentally and emotionally through visualization techniques taught in this book. Want to be the best? To be the best you have to train physically and mentally to your maximum capacity. Visualizing is commonly thought of as an activity that cannot be quantified which makes it harder to see if you are improving or making a difference, but in reality visualizing will increase your chances of success much more than any other activity. You will learn three visualization techniques that are proven to improve your performance under any situation. These are: 1. Motivational Visualization Techniques. 2. Problem Solving Visualization Techniques 3. Goal Oriented Visualization Techniques. These cycling visualization techniques will help you: - Win more often. - Become mentally tougher. - Outlast the competition. - Get to the next level. - Recover faster and train longer.

Mindful London

London's government has been trying to encourage cycling, with 'Cycle ... or thinking ahead to your destination and see if you can be with the feeling of ...

Mindful London

Author: Tessa Watt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753550709

Page: 240

View: 525

Mindful London invites you to slow down, wake up and be present to the everyday in a more meaningful way, in one of the world’s greatest cities. For Londoners and visitors looking to enhance their experience of the city, and for those curious about mindfulness, this is your essential guide. Features quiet and peaceful places to retreat to in the middle of the chaos, from the silence and sanctuary of libraries, museums and churches to the rejuvenating influence of nature found in London’s myriad green spaces and waterways. Includes suggestions for things to do that will help you de-stress and re-energise, from yoga and tai chi to wild swimming and other more restorative forms of exercise, to mindful ways to appreciate London’s architecture, art and music, as well as the city’s more informal sights and sounds. However, mindfulness is really all about being more present, awake and aware in all elements of our daily lives. At the core of this book you will find simple mindfulness exercises, reflections and reminders that are easy to incorporate into your busy day: on the Tube, bus or walking to work, while eating a quick lunch, working out at the gym, waiting in a queue or at the red light. Mindful London is the secret to living a more balanced life in the big city. Features: – The best green spaces, waterways and wildlife, and the importance of nature to mindful city living – How to take a fresh look at art and notice the city’s everyday architectural details – Exercises for mindful commuting, whether you are on the bus, the train or walking to work – Peaceful interiors, hideaways and sanctuaries – Mindful listening, from music to the sounds of the city – Yoga, tai chi, mindful running, wild swimming and other forms of mindful movement – Practical mindfulness techniques to try throughout and a guide to mindfulness and meditation centres, groups, events and courses