Meditation is very much a personal practice. Different practitioners use different techniques, positions, and environments to meditate. Many of them might even seem odd at first, like meditating on a bicycle. While it seems strange at first, cycling offers a unique opportunity for meditation and working towards a healthier state of mind. It gives you a chance to exercise your body while practicing both mindfulness in both your movements and your thoughts.
In order to achieve the right state of mind and begin your meditative journey on a Gtech eBike, all you have to do is follow these simple steps.
Prepare yourself for the ride
Before you begin to cycle, it’s a good idea to do a few warm up exercises. If you want to get into the mood for meditation, you can begin your mindfulness here. Carefully stretch your body and get your blood flowing with some controlled movements. A few minutes of yoga is perfect here, as are some other basic stretches. It’s not about how fancy you are. Instead, it’s about getting your body and mind ready for your journey.
Prepare your Gtech eBike
In order to make sure that there aren’t any unexpected surprises along the way, take a moment to look over your bike. Check the tires for air, perform a brief inspection of the brakes, and make sure that the battery is fully charged. Your Gtech eBike has the power to help you feel free and independent while you ride.
Begin your ride
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment. As you ride, explore the connection between you, your eBike, and the world around you. Concentrate on how you glide effortlessly along as you work the pedals. Notice the cyclical action of your body with each rotation of your legs.
Explore the connection you have with your bicycle, how your brain and body work together to make many subtle movements to keep it balanced and under perfect control. Observe the gentle boost your Gtech eBike provides and how it accentuates the gliding and floating sensation of cycling in a new way. Be sure to pay attention to your breathing through all of this.
Be present in the moment
Cycling involves a constant flow of new information. When you’re riding along, you can’t keep thinking about the sign you passed a few minutes ago, lest you run into the next one. In other words, when you bicycle, you’re already forcing part of your brain to be present in the moment. When you meditate, all you’re doing is bringing the rest of your mind up to speed.
As you ride, consider each and every new moment. Your mind acts as an incredibly aware siphon of information, drawing in new stimuli from the outside world and working with your body to gently flow forwards on your bicycle. If both your mind and your body are focused on the present, you can rid yourself of worries of the past and the future. Now is the only time that matters. When you’re in the now, you can be at peace with yourself. Take a few deep breaths and let your mind gently drift along as you ride.