Thankfully in modern medicine, the benefits of meditation have been documented, studied, and proven helpful for a variety of health risks, and for keeping the mind in keen condition while fighting and overcoming major sickness. Unfortunately, many misconceptions of meditation still exist, and many who may benefit from the practice are turned off by what seems like a serious, somber, intricate process. What’s more, many perceive meditation as an act that can only be done sitting still and quietly, and for some sitting still and quietly doesn’t lend itself to gaining mindfulness, the purpose for which meditation is used. Unbeknownst to many, there are forms of meditation that allow for, and encourage purposeful movement to contribute to a mindful lifestyle.
Though an importance has been placed on meditation in many different production philosophies recently, better production was never the end goal of meditative practice. Mindfulness is described as the state of being fully present for each moment of your existence. In this state, we perceive God, spirituality, the universe, and ourselves in a different light, and can live in a way that in conductive to getting the most out of each moment. Consistent with this way of thinking, there are many different ways of achieving a mindfulness state, including a multitude of meditations that rely on controlled movement to channel the mind.
Those familiar with Yoga, Kung-Fu, Aikido, and many other martial arts, may be familiar with movement meditation already. Though there are several more esoteric styles of movement mediation, such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Sufi Whirling, any repeated simple movements can become a form of mindfulness meditation in itself. Japanese cultures have observed a form of movement meditation for centuries through tea ceremonies, and Zen Gardens remain a popular form of movement meditation throughout the world. Consider anything you do for long periods in short bursts of repetition, including ironing, vacuuming, cooking, and many more. Practiced correctly, all of these can be a form of movement meditation. For more information on movement meditation, visit: https://www.wikihow.com/Do-Moving-Meditation