Peace is at the heart of your Herald
“a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique” –Oxford Dictionary
Mindfulness, a form of meditation is a great way to relax and in most instances is the mental state we reach when we ride our motorcycles. It is a very effective and calming technique that can relax us at the end of a good motorbike ride.
Having thoughts about what to do or worries about common stresses in everyday life can disappear from our minds when we focus on a specific task. Life has its ups and downs and we all have our own ways of dealing with them. The ups usually don’t need any help to deal with but it is the downs that can impact us and sometimes require help.
You usually know when you’ve had a bad day. Getting on your motorcycle can be something that can help you deal with the unwanted stress and turn motorcycling into a therapeutic activity.
When riding a motorcycle it’s common you are forced to think of only riding the bike and to focus which can bring with it a certain peace. It’s common knowledge that motorcycling takes a lot more skill and concentration than driving a car and even complicated tasks such as steep and narrow ascents require much more focus.
Getting stuck into those ‘complicated tasks’ such as lane sharing in heavy traffic or traversing through twists and turns can help reach that meditative mind-set whilst riding. Of course, reaching this level is accessible across all rider abilities. New riders who will be learning the ropes will have the focus of getting used to their environment strongly kept in their mind whilst more skilled riders will require the challenge of more complex rides to reach that level of focus and exclude all other distractions to concentrate on the now.
The result ends up with the mind becoming rejuvenated and de-stressed as you would feel after a nice summer holiday. Don’t believe us? Go out and try it on one of our recommended routes!