Catharsis in long distance running

This great research paper of Marcel Nemec "Catharsis - philosophical and spiritual aspects of long-distance running" really caught my attention (Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 42-52; Vol. 56 No 1 2016). The findings showed that catharsis represents a relevant philosophical and spiritual aspect that influences long distance running. The authors assume that an authentic... Continue Reading →

And if I tell you spirituality is not a myth?

During my search to find the deep psychological processes that are part of long endurance races, I found Carl Jung extremely interesting. Especially since he brought spiritualism into psychology. But I would probably discuss this in another post. Anyway... "No one really teaches Jung in psychology classes," Lilach told me. Freud, for his own reasons,... Continue Reading →

This elusive feeling of flow

Walking the alleys of endurance psychology, the term "flow" appeared many times. Flow, a feeling many runners mention to describe some of the special moments in this experience called running. Flow is a state of consciousness in which a person becomes fully immersed in activity. Positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi describes flow as a state of... Continue Reading →

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