Speed Bag Meditation

meditation benefits

Meditation is good for our body and spirit.  It’s supposed to, if done right, calm us. And it comes, as you know, in many different forms.  Is there any form of meditation you practice regularly?  Have you tried to still your mind?  Some days, at least for me, it works better than others.  Sometimes I sit still.

meditate in nature

But sometimes my mind doesn’t.  I’ve tried walking meditation.  Did it the first time at the Omega Institute in upstate New York.  Drove right past the Woodstock exit on my way.  Crosby, Stills & Nash anyone?  Jimmi Hendrix anyone?  Joe Cocker?

walking meditationBut when I’m really feeling, you now, grrrrrrrr: stressed, angry, frustrated – I’ve discovered what I think is a new form of mindfulness:

speed bagSpeed Bag Meditation.  My husband gave this speed bag to me for Christmas a few years ago when I asked what I could do to get rid of my upper back flab and tricep areas that are oh so hard to tone.   I sport these pink boxing gloves to save my hands.

boxing gloves

The surprising thing about speed bag boxing (is it boxing?) is that it has morphed into a form of meditation for me.  It releases pent up rage and stress (hormones, menopause, anyone?).  And it only works, really, when I get into the rhythm of the hanging, taunting, bag.

everlast speed bag

Pah-bum-bum …Pah-bum-bum….Pah-bum-bum.  I can hear it now.  So I may not have gone where I intended to go with it, but I think I have ended up where I need to be.    Hopefully the arms are tightening in the process.

meditating frogs

How about you?  What do you do to release the bubbling cauldron?  Or are you so very Zen that you never experience such rumbles???  If so – share that too.  P-L-E-A-S-E.   In the meantime – can we all give an audible Ohmmmmmmmmmmm?

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