Three-time Olympic Middle Distance Runner Shannon Rowbury lives by the idea of “meditation through movement.” Any child can do the same, and parents and coaches can guide them.
A naturally energetic person, Shannon uses her running to unplug, let her thoughts wander, and return refreshed and focused on her desk work for Nike, her non-profit, and Parity, a start-up she joined to find financial opportunities for female athletes.
Shannon further explains her approach to meditation through movement in this interview, which also covers:
- How dance helped her prepare for a track career
- The importance of coaches in a child’s fitness development
- The impact of “seeing people who look like you” as leaders in a child’s fitness journey
- “When our mind and our body are working together, we’re at our best.”