You are a cyclist. You’re hoping to find peace in the frantic world. You’re looking to find those trails that turn you into a storyteller for the rest of your life. You need new places the way you need a new bike, new gears, and new active wear.
Or maybe, are you a corporate working professional. You’re hoping to find peace in the frantic world. You’re looking to disconnect from work and return to work refreshed. You need new perspectives the way you need new projects, new technologies, and new suits.
But wait a minute, are you saying you are both? And both of you love the idea of mindfulness but often struggle to practice it?
Several experts have suggested that If you care about your work, you’ll make sure to take regular vacations. Andy Puddicombe, the co-founder of Headspace says, “All it takes is 10 mindful minutes doing nothing. Just 10 minutes, undisturbed. And when I say nothing, I do mean nothing. So that's no emailing, texting, no Internet, no TV, no chatting, no eating, no reading. Not even sitting there reminiscing about the past or planning for the future. Simply doing nothing.”
“It’s like working one muscle too hard. If you neglect to rest that muscle, it begins to fatigue and will ultimately weaken.”
Andy further emphasizes how we’ve been neglecting the present moment. It sounds so ordinary, and yet we spend so little time in the present moment that it's anything but ordinary.
In this digitally connected world, we are so hyper-stimulated all day, every day — whether it’s being bombarded with email at all hours, checking social media on our phones at some leisure opportunity, or following round-the-clock news coverage — “we’ve lost even the micro-moments during the day” that give our brains a rest, says Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage.
So how about wandering where the wi-fi is weak?
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. Being aware of ourselves and our surroundings in this present moment can greatly improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
When everything feels like an uphill struggle just think of the view from the top. Recall how you bloom when you get lost, sketch out an insane downhill, and bliss out on a quiet, shaded lane.
Keeping this is mind our team has designed two mindful cycling holidays in the North of India – Limitless Ladakh Bike Tour and Valley of Gods - Manali to Leh Ride that help you cultivate mindfulness while riding on an arid, barren and cold desert, situated high in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges.
Both journeys are unique and uncliched giving the cyclist an unparalleled opportunity to collect moments and conquer the self.
On these breathtaking bike vacations, you can expect:
- Beautiful scenic routes
- Tasty nutrition supplementing local delicacies
- Wanderlust festivals that are all-out celebrations of mindful living.
- Super-effective uphill rides that shed those extra pounds leaving a lean, toned body
- Sleeping beneath the stars and waking up on top of the mountains
- A perfect bike, gears and clothing
- Well-trained and certified support crew to advise you on fatigue and maintain your peak physical well-being
- New friends, new experiences and new memories
Talk to our trip advisors to plan your next mindful cycling vacation and bike your way to a better body, mind and soul. These mountains that you are carrying are only supposed to be climbed so let’s get on some real climbs and make our peace stand as firm as the Himalayan mountains.