Movement Meditation Exercises for Increased Well-Being

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Think there is no possible way that you can stay still long enough to meditate? Think again! Movement meditation exercises can be used on a daily basis to move while you meditate. Anytime that you are mindful about how you are moving your body, you are actually practicing medication, much like those who do yoga, tai chi, or even martial arts. Here, I will share some of my favourite movement meditation techniques. Movement meditation is very easy and fun. You can start today. All you have to do is put your mind to it.

Any Movement Will Do

The first thing that you’ll want to know is that any movement can be used as part of movement meditation. You can walk, wriggle, move your arms, or even dance. All that you must really do is be very mindful of what is going on. Be sure that you are doing these movements slowly and intentionally. Putting yourself in a quiet space, alone, with even a bit of calming music, can really help. Use whatever movement you like the best for movement meditation exercises. Then, just get going…

Rules for Movement Meditation

I’ve already mentioned a few of the rules of movement meditation. Here are a few others that will help you get the best out of your daily meditation:

  • Be sure to pay attention to every part of your body, not just the one you are currently moving.
  • Pay attention to every detail. This includes how your muscles are moving, what the current space feels like, what the floor feels like when you touch it, your heartbeat, and your breath.
  • Move slowly. Let your body move at the pace it wants to move at and simply experience the motion.
  • Think about how you are moving, not why you are moving.

Movement Meditation Techniques

There are plenty of movement meditation techniques, some of them include:

  • Finding your perfect posture while sitting or standing. Move any part of your body that feels uncomfortable until you find the perfect way to either sit or stand.
  • Breathe at your natural pace. Now, sync all your movements with the rhythm of your own breathing.
  • Keep in rhythm with your heartbeat while you move.
  • Take a moment to massage one part of the body. Pay attention to how it feels. Also pay attention to how the area you are massaging, as well as your hands, are moving.

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