I started cycling a year and a half back. On one of the special days, I asked by Dad for a cycle and he agreed, not knowing that there are cycles in market which cost more than a two wheeler. Well he kept the promise and bought the 3700. What I am going to share here is what I have experienced both while cycling and while doing meditation. One think is sure to say that it was much easier while cycling.
One of very old techniques of yoga is Kriya Yog. Not going into details, its a series of breathing exercises that takes you into the journey of spiritual growth. All this and many more yogic techniques are based on breathing and keeping your mind free of thoughts.
While cycling long distances, after the first hour, I was out of thoughts. As important as all of you know, finding a rhythm while cycling is so very essential. After that, slowly, I started approaching a point when, there felt a connection between the breathing and everything around, like wind, motion of the leaves etc...
For a lay man, with breathing exercising going on full force with no thoughts at all, what more is meditation. I always think that even after cycling for several kms, why is that you are always fresh when you reach the destination.
More to come.