Is Movement Meditation a productive alternative?

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Movement meditation is ideal when we feel energetic. Some people are so vigorous or restless that they cannot use sitting meditation; thus, moving meditation is a productive alt
ernative. In some monasteries and retreats, participants alternate between sitting meditation and moving meditation (usually walking meditation) in order to give the physical body some exercise and to release physical tension and stimulate blood circulation.

Read more from http://www.trans4mind.com/jamesharveystout/move-med.htm

Tai_Chi2.jpgWashing the Dishes–Mindfully 

You can also be imaginative. Some people do movement meditations while washing the dishes, or even rhythmically scrubbing the floor or stains out of clothing. Circular movements while polishing a car, or gently stirring a soup can also be other repetitive motions that you can attempt to bring a meditative or focused, calming mental state to. For creative people, simple dance steps, artwork that requires cross-hatching (and repetition in general), or even kneading clay can be ways to incorporate movement meditations into your daily life.

Read more from http://www.wildspeak.com/other/movementmed.html

images.jpegEight-Form Moving Meditation

Dharma Drum’s Eight-Form Moving Meditation is a set of easy-to-learn exercises that can be practiced almost anywhere and at anytime. This system of “meditation through motion” is beneficial to both body and mind, and once acquired through diligent practice, can be performed whether walking, standing, sitting or reclining, so that you are always mindful of being relaxed in body and mind. By practicing the Eight Forms, you will always be composed and at ease, and at every moment enjoy the bliss of meditation and the joy of the Dharma.

Read more from http://chancenter.org/cmc/chan-practice/moving-meditation/

Unknown-1.jpegDance, Walk, Taichi or Do Qigong: Find your Pace 

Meditation can do it all: reduce anxiety and sensitivity to pain, make us smarter, ward off sickness, and prevent stress. If carving out an hour to sit on a cushion doesn’t float your boat, there are many unexpected ways to meditate every day. Get the benefits of meditation by trying out an alternative style from the list below.

  1. Standing Meditation
  2. Walking Meditation
  3. Tai Chi
  4. Qigong
  5. Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique
  6. Dance Meditation
  7. Daily Life Practice Meditation
  8. Hand Movement Meditation
  9. Gazing Meditation
  10. Breathing Meditation

Read more from: http://greatist.com/happiness/unexpected-ways-to-meditate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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