Flow with your pure possibilities practicing moving meditation anywhere, anytime.
Meditation invokes a shift in consciousness and helps clarify cloudy thoughts. Moving with your breath is a form of meditation to quiet inner chatter, tapping into the present moment while connecting with external flow. It can help you step off the hamster wheel of spinning thoughts in a way that a stationary meditation may not.
Wherever you go, there you are. Try something new!
When you try a new type of movement, muscles get activated that you may have neglected. This also happens where you add physical movement to a meditation practice. New pathways are activated in the brain, and ultimately this leads to a fresh outlook and way of thinking. Physical movement is an essential and fun ingredient to add to meditation.
Instead of simply “working out” to get fit or improve your physical condition, you can “work in”. Move and breathe in a way that transforms you from feeling busy and distracted, to feeling strong and centered.
Start a moving meditation by choosing an activity you enjoy, then incorporate mindful breath and intention with the movement. Walking is a wonderful way to enjoy nature and fresh air as a moving meditation. Running, swimming, hiking, sweating it out on a treadmill or stair stepper — any of these can be a mindfulness practice.
Riding horses is another example of moving meditation. My love of horses began when I took English riding lessons while living in Cairo, Egypt when I was 8 years old. After returning to Montana, I enjoyed riding my aunt and uncles horses in the summer. Riding the flow of movement on a horse while focusing on balance and breath created many memorable moments. Mindful movement became a form of self-care therapy for myself before I learned about yoga and meditation many years later, as a young adult living in New York City.
After not being on a horse for years, I was so excited for my recent opportunity to go riding. I taught a Restorative Yoga class at The Cliff Ranch Cowgirl Rejuvenation Retreat then went on a horseback trail ride afterward. Maintaining balance on the horse walking through streams and up and down hills kept me focused and attentive, while also enjoying the movement of the horse and fresh air. It was really a treat! I will also be teaching yoga at The Cliff Ranch retreat Women, Rejuvenation, and the Power of Plant Based Eating.
Do you ever feel like you don’t have time for yoga and movement?
A short yoga practice is a great way to reset and balance the day. Align Your Flow has 10-minute yoga classes to build consistency into your day with an accessible yoga practice on demand, anytime.
With just 10-minutes a day, you can feel better in your body and mind.
I offer weekly 10-minute pre-recorded yoga classes in Align Your Flow with fresh themes and journal prompt/reflection each week to help you stay consistent with your yoga practice and take time for yourself.
What are you ready to flow into your life with a deep breath? You can let me know below in the comments.
Sending you love and light!