It appears that the Royal Ginger is into meditation (through the efforts of his Hollywood strumpet consort, of course).
So am I, and always have been.
However, I don’t do it by way of yoga or Buddhism or any of that mystical bullshit. I just call it “thought and reflection”, and I do it when I wake up — in that delicious period of time when my mind can wander freely — or else when I’m otherwise alone (e.g. in the car or on a long flight). During that wonderful break, I think about life, my life, my priorities in life and my goals and ambitions. I also reflect on my problems, my faults, and the hindrances which prevent me from living properly.
See, I always thought that everybody did this stuff. But apparently not. Maybe it’s because everyone is too caught up in the here-and-now, or is being enslaved by technology, or is entangled in the machinations of others.
And in today’s world, it’s so difficult to cut oneself off, even for just a half an hour; and even if one does, there’s a real need to empty the mind of the clutter before turning inwards for those Deep Thoughts.
Myself, I think a little range time is the perfect way to clear the mind — there’s no time to think about life’s minutiae when you’re trying to slow your heartbeat, concentrate on the sight picture and drop each round into the X-ring. And in that wonderful aftermath of a range session when the adrenaline levels drop and you reach that calm state we all know so well, you’ll find that this is a good time for quiet contemplation and reflection.
So there you have it: shooting helps with meditation, not that airy-fairy yoga bullshit.