MEDITATION IN MOTION, HAVE YOU TRIED IT?
Since I have begun walking again, I never seem to tire of seeing my feet just go one in front of the other. Something maybe, most of us take for granted. For me, it is an exercise in gratitude. Each time I walk I feel like my body goes to a very special place. So when a friend of mine brought up the term meditation in motion, it clicked for me.
At any moment in our daily lives we are meditation in motion. It is the ability to be in motion while in complete alliance with the Universe. Do you know what I mean?
For instance, have you ever found that just being in nature, you are in a much different contemplative state of heart? So aware of the present and our surroundings? That is an entry point to high awareness and a state of meditation. We are pulled into the universal peace.
Even in a more inorganic state, such as walking a treadmill, we can be in a meditative state. In fact, I just found myself in that place. I was walking the treadmill, (because it is too cold outside this morning) and after a few minutes, I realized I was in this space of expanding consciousness.
I felt my entire body relax. And a mantra started echoing in my head. I felt the colors change and a glow started to surround my body and grew to include the entire room.
I felt so much lighter and a sweet sweet sense of over all peace.I knew that somehow this motion was providing me with a moment to walk into pure consciousness. Have you experienced this?
BENEFITS TO MEDITATION IN MOTION
Any time we are in motion, except for possibly driving, grin, the idea of being completely aware of our breath is one way to unite the physical and the soul. When we do this, we find ourselves in a place of peace and ease. Everything that we have been holding on to is let go. If you are walking your pet, be aware of your breath. Find yourself letting go of any thoughts. Visualize peace. Visualize calm.
5 BENEFITS of MEDITATION IN MOTION
1. Exercise, meditation in motion is another form of healthy exercise
4.Lowering blood pressure, in this state it is allowing your mind to be at rest thereby lowering blood pressure
5. A general sense of calm and well being, the most wonderful state, yes?
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WALKING THE LABYRINTH, Here is how it works
Walking the Labyrinth is an ancient ritual. It is not known exactly where it was started. But all cultures have some form of walking this contemplative labyrinth.I have had the experience of doing this. Have you?
It is incredibly soothing and peaceful. It takes you deep inside to a place that is very loving. As we take each step it is very intentional. We walk in calm and peace. That truly sets the tone.
And then the more that we walk this ancient design, the more connected we feel to inner truth. It becomes a very spiritual experience, that defies words.
Please do watch this video. It talks about the process of walking a labyrinth. Have you ever done this before? If not, do try it. It is amazing how contemplative and peaceful the experience is.
MEDITATION WHILE IN MOTION
Whenever we are in motion we have the capacity to become very aware and conscious of each movement. Many times during our day we are so rushed and hurried that we are not even sure of how we got from one point to another. I know we all know that feeling!
Making a very conscious choice to be aware of our movement is indeed another way to promote our own sense of calm and peace.
Decide what form of motion you are going to choose.
Walking is my choice.
Start the motion, and take some deep breaths
As you find yourself getting into the motion, feel the lulling of the constant consistent motion.
Feel it as it becomes automatic, yet still be aware.
Allow yourself to let your body take over and your mind to let go.
NOW TRY SAYING THIS:
Say: I move in peace, I move in love, I move in joy, I move in gratitude
Just keep saying it over and over until it starts to becomes no longer an effort.
Feel the change in the vibrational energy.
Feel the lighter effect of your body.
Feel the tenseness in your muscles loosen.
You might even start to feel and see colors that are radiating.
At this point, you are in an altered state of high awareness and peace.
Everything will feel peaceful and possible.
When you are ready to end the motion, thank the Universe.
Take three breaths and stop moving.
How did it feel to do this meditation?
CONCLUSION: MEDITATION IN MOTION
Choosing to be in the space of meditation in motion is another form of meditating. It has the same benefits of meditating with the added bonus of movement. There are many forms that can be used, such as walking, running and the ancient practice of walking the labyrinth.
The idea behind this practice is the awareness of movement as meditation. It brings calm, peace, lowers stress and lowers blood pressure. Probably the most important take away is stepping into the awareness of the movement in a way that connects us to our inner truth of peace. And brings us into this very moment of being present.
Each step we take into the motion brings us that much closer to our space understanding how we are connected to the Universe and our own divinity.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog. And that you will share your experience if you try your own meditation of movement. I look forward to hearing from you!
In peace and gratitude,
Founder, Success-full-living.com, one heart-centric moment at a time!