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Glad to hear you are finding meditation of help Sara and sticking with the mindfullness practice. As I mentioned, I find it very difficult and prefer chanting a mantra or moving meditation. It's interesting that you mention dancing as a form of meditation. People often assume meditation is strictly sitting still in silence but one can "meditate" in many, many ways. Anything that "stils" the mind can be clased as meditative. I find walks in the countryside are an amazingly powerful way for me to clear my mind of stressful thoughts, think clearly and feel more like myself. Of course may reading this won't be capable of country walks or dancing but tai chi and qi gong are less strenuous alterntive forms of "meditation in motion"
8 years ago
I am now practicing the mindfull meditation tecnique you described first. It is hard some days not to get caught up in your own thoughts, but it gets better with practice. What really helps as well is dancing, I use it as a form of moving meditation, where I can let go of all thoughts and be present in my body. Of course, being present in your body when it is screaming in pain is not very helpfull, so it does not work when I am very ill. But those days when I am better, I always dance and let the joy of being alive wash over me.
8 years ago