What is moving Meditation?
Moving Meditation is the practice of meditating with the help of regular movements.
If you don’t have enough time on your schedule for a long sitting meditation or your daily routine involves a lot of sitting, this should be your go-to meditation practice.
When meditating in motion, you need to maintain the correct posture, have continued deep breaths and ensure your movements are slow and steady.
Whether walking, swimming, doing yoga, Qigong, or dancing in your private room, your physical movements will help you focus on the present moments and push you to ride on the waves of unguided thoughts.
This will keep your mind from wandering.
In a world where everyone seems to be competing against time or hurrying to get things done, moving meditation will help you get some activities crossed off your daily routine while at the same time allowing you to experience the magical effect of meditation.
In the end, you will not only feel physically and mentally rejuvenated but also become more appreciative of the little blessings you often overlook. The practice of moving meditation will help you enter into a state of awareness where you begin to have a profound understanding of yourself; and why you do things the way you do. Moreover, it will enhance your appreciation and understanding of the people around you.
Michael Gillett has practiced Qigong for a number of years and it has been very helpful in managing PTSD. A special thank you to Mary O’ Dwyer from Mary’s Blue Door for joining us.
Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator
Mary is a certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator and group leader, having trained directly with Dr. Judith Kravitz, co-developer of the technique and founder of the Transformational Breath® Foundation (TBF) and Jennifer Gronbach, Senior Trainer with the TBF.