I guess it stands to reason that if we can meditate when we walk, we can meditate when we run.
I was at the gym tonight, and while riding the stationary bike it occurred to me that I hadn't really had a conscious "thought" for a long time; I'd only been paying attention to my breathing, cardio, pace, and the feeling in my legs, ankles, and feet, and adjusting accordingly. I was doing absolutely nothing other than riding the bike, I couldn't even recall which annoying MTV song had been playing way-too-loudly in the gym. Perhaps I was just over-tired, but it felt like meditating (even though I didn't try to meditate).
Does that make sense at all?
Anyway, do any of you incorporate weight lifting or cardio into your meditation practice? I'd be curious to hear experiences, advice, etc, thanks...
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement." -- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi