Have you had sporadic meditations? Or are you finding it challenging because you can’t sit still?
Don’t worry—you can still reap the benefits of meditation by moving.
There are different types of meditation today. If you are one of the people who find it difficult to stay still, then you can try movement meditation.
What Is Movement Meditation?
Simply put, movement meditation is the type of meditation in which you are moving. It involves a wide range of techniques. Doing movement meditation is best when you feel energetic.
Movement meditation can help you understand the nature and sanctity of this world. You will be surprised at the many things that you can learn from being aware of the body. Learn about the ever-changing nature of life through the body because the body is always in motion.
How To Practice Movement Meditation
One of the best things about movement meditation is that you can do it through almost any physical activity that you enjoy. You can do it by walking, or when you’re exercising, or even while you’re doing yoga.
It’s all about finding a physical activity that you enjoy to start. It’s easier to practice what you’re doing when you enjoy it.
Here are some tips to help you make your movement meditation a success:
- Your breath will still be a guide. When you plan to do yoga, use your breath to guide the movement. For example, inhale when you do a pose and exhale when you let your body settle deeper. Don’t overthink this part. No matter the pace of your breath, your mind will always follow.
- Be attentive. When you’re doing movement meditation, be aware of the motion of your body parts such as your muscles, and how they make contact with external surfaces. Pay close attention to the energy movement within the body and how the body responds to it.
- Move slowly. You don’t need to rush when you’re doing movement meditation. Instead, take it slow. Slowness will let you perceive more of the individual motions of your body.
- Focus on the motions. Don’t focus on the practical goal such as getting to a destination or completing a yoga practice in 30 minutes. Instead, focus on the motions of your body.
Do It Yourself
Are you ready to go for a movement meditation? You can start by simply walking for a couple of minutes outdoors. While you’re at it, be aware of your feet and how it hits the ground when you walk. Become aware with your arms slowly swinging to the motion of your legs. Feel your legs as the muscles gradually contract with every step. How does it feel?
Movement meditation is perfect for individuals who are always on-the-go and wants to slow down. This type of meditation will allow you to move but you won’t be in a rush. Instead, you will feel a sense of calmness and tranquility while you move.
Apply this to your everyday life. Whether you’re at the office or at home, you can always do movement meditation and see how quickly your mood will change.
The present moment is urging you to feel it. Don’t let it pass.
You are in the present moment and it’s only right that you stay in it.