I think we all could benefit from a bit of meditation. It’s a total stress reliever that quiets the mind, and works wonders at increasing overall well-being. It’s also super accessible! Anyone can do it, anywhere they choose. And it’s pretty much the key to getting into the zone, or connecting the mind, body and soul. You can give it a go to see for yourself — a little zen goes a long way!
So here’s my confession — I don’t like to sit. I’m a mover and a shaker who prefers her zen in motion! Well, guess what? I’m not alone! Buddhists have their walking meditation. Tai Chi practitioners meditate in their choreography. And yogis flow through their meditation pose by pose. There’s absolutely no reason not to meditate in motion!
Here’s what to know about movement meditation:
** Your breath should be your main focus. You may think that you need to concentrate on the movement, but if your breath is the guiding force, the movement becomes second nature.
** Slow down! To fully settle into the breath, take the time so your actions find their rhythm. Once you’ve got your groove going — pick up the pace!
** Stay aware of your environment, but don’t let it steal your attention. Sometimes the surroundings can enhance your experience like running on the beach, or an awesome tune on your ipod. But the point of meditation is to stay present. So you’ll want to integrate your environment into your experience, rather than leave the meditation to meetup with your environment.
What’s your movement meditation? And how do you stay with it?
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