Mindful Running

Mindful Running: How Meditative Running Can Improve Performance and Make You a Happier, More Fulfilled Person by McKenzie L. Havey is the latest book out on combining mindfulness with running for therapeutic and running performance benefits.  McKenzie is trained in MBSR---Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, founded by John Kabat-Zinn, a well known therapy/mental health practice that uses meditation and active awareness to ease pains and anxieties of all sorts. 

With this book she explores the research, shares anecdotal stories, and provides how-to's for combining mindfulness (MBSR) with running.  This is a very influential book in my own practice as a therapist and a runner.  

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