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We speak frequently about the benefits of mindfulness practices such as meditation. Many of us imagine meditation as sitting still for a long period of time without thinking of anything and understandably, embarking on this type of practice can feel daunting. Fortunately, there are many different ways to achieve a meditative state and you don’t necessarily need to be sitting still for prolonged periods of time to reap the benefits.
One simple way to achieve a meditative state is through movement, connecting your breath and body. We call this movement meditation and it involves various practices that integrate the breath with movement while using an ‘anchor’ to remain focused and grounded in the practice. Movement meditation can be an especially good option for those who tend to get restless easily.
If you are considering incorporating a mindfulness practice in your routine, consider the following 3 movement meditation suggestions:
If you have or have had cancer and you would like to learn more about mindfulness practices to help calm your mind, and improve anxiety and mood, consider joining our next 8-Week Online Mindfulness Program, offered at no-cost.
Author: Dr. Sukriti, Bhardwaj, ND.