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Making moves with your mind

I sometimes refer to meditation as "mind moves" even though most of us, myself included, also think of meditation as "quieting the mind" or "stilling thoughts." That's because most practices involve moving your awareness, moving your mind, in order to create the conditions for stillness. (As someone who is more inclined to move than to be still, I find the use of movement to create stillness very freeing!)

Sometimes the practices I teach involve moving a light or a sound -- and today, I'm inviting you to move what you feel. Whatever you feel inside when you focus your awareness, you can use that to move your attention. (More on that in the episode.)

You can also ignore all that and just practice in the way that suits you best! Enjoy!
Listen to "Ep 511 - Moving What You Feel + Figure 8 Breath" on Spreaker.

What’s in this episode of Everyday Meditation?

  • Welcome + getting situated, with a few thoughts on moving what you feel inside with your attention
  • A little lead-in movement: Seated forward fold
  • Breathing practice: 4-Part Breath
  • Meditation technique (awareness kriya): Figure 8 Breath
  • A little re-grounding movement: Belly-down rest (savasana)

As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks!


Integration suggestion

After listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!


You can give it a try when you're ready

Listen to "Ep 511 - Moving What You Feel + Figure 8 Breath" on Spreaker.
Be moving, be true, be you

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