Mindfulness and Cycling

Cycling has recently been on a surge as an activity to find peace, to find a space of your own, and most importantly to travel places far and deep beyond a motored vehicle can take you, without totally destroying the serenity of the place. Mindfulness, on the other hand, has gained quite a lot of popularity in recent years as well. People talk about finding themselves, finding peace and happiness, finding meaning in the meaningless. This essence of finding oneself in activities seem trivial in nature but has an impact beyond comprehension. People have numerous stories of experiences, that are beautiful beyond explanation. They said to have found a feeling, a satisfaction, happiness, a missing piece of life, by indulging in these mindfulness activities. And among a lot of other activities which people have said to help them find peace, cycling has found its own place. There has been a rise of cycling enthusiasts all around the world. People have found cycling, as a way of helping them find their peace as they drove through different terrains. The whole body, being a part of the endeavor to drive the cycle ahead, brings about a certain amount of calmness in the person. As told by the cyclists themselves, their body moving in sync with the movement of the cycle, fills them with calmness and serenity.

It is not a new idea though. People have said that they found peace, calm and serenity in physical activity for a long time. And cycling being one of the most exhaustively physical activities in nature has been the one that people sought for a long time. And that is how, the idea of cycling is one of the major activities to find solace, emerged. And that is when the idea that cycling, rather than just a completely physical activity is also actually quite a mindful activity. The rider, ought to be in complete control of his body and his mind while riding the bicycle. While the legs pedal the bike ahead, the hands should always have a firm grip on the handle, maneuvering the cycle through the terrain; mind, body and the cycle all like a single unit. It is this unity of action, that people find their peace in. It is this maneuvering of the cycle, at the perfect speed, with perfect balance and precision, that people find mindfulness. And it is this essence of riding, breathing in fresh air, leaving behind least carbon footprint, letting the entire body to function as one to drive the cycle, feeling the terrain while the cycle travels forth, that cycling is now considered as one of the most predominant activities of mindfulness.

It is not unknown that the world is ever evolving, in terms of technology, economy and everything else. But an effort to contribute to keeping the environment the way it is while enjoying a ride and not compromise on the fun and find peace, Yulu might just be the best option available.

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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