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Meditation For Breathing
Skylight • Ep 3
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Meditation For Breathing
Meditation For Breathing
Skylight • Ep 3 • 03:15

We can explore mindfulness and be in the present through the flexibility of our bodies with the help of movement meditation. In movement meditation, conscious awareness and intentional movement are used to strengthen the sensation of connection and inner calm. This differs from traditional seated meditation, which places a greater emphasis on relaxation and breath awareness. 

Movement meditation is based on the concept of embodied presence. To fully integrate our awareness into the here and now, it requires us to move intentionally and to become attuned to the sensations and movements of our body. While we purposefully move and flow, we anchor ourselves in the now and let go of worries about the past or the future. This enables us to fully enjoy every moment by deepening our ties to both ourselves and the environment.

Being able to unite the mind, body, and spirit into a harmonic whole is one of the outstanding qualities of movement meditation. By moving mindfully, we develop a sense of harmony in our bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Self-knowledge and self-acceptance are all accessed through movement. It turns into a routine that fosters the development of not only our emotional and spiritual selves but also our physical health.


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Hello, my name is Nora, and today, we're going to be doing a movement meditation, meaning that you can do this whilst you're moving around your home, when you're doing the dishes, when you're taking a walk, it's really just a ritual for you to tap into your connection to your higher power, to God, to love, to whatever you refer to that connection to your own spiritual practice as. So I invite you to, whether you're at your kitchen sink or you're taking a walk around your neighborhood, to focus in on the movement that you're doing, whether that's taking a sponge and washing a dish, or whether that's moving your body in space, or if it's doing something else completely, to just soften your gaze as you do these things. And take a deep breath in and out of your nose. And just start to imagine and notice what it feels like to accept yourself as part of God. As part of love, as part of nature. Everything that is within you and everything that's all around you is part of God. You're not separate from it. And notice as you're, I'm using the kitchen sink as an example, but you could be reading a book. You could be giving your children a bath. You could be driving. But I invite you just to tune into what it feels like in your body to accept this. Keep inhaling and exhaling through your nose. Notice your feet on the ground. Notice your body in relation to space. Keep softening your gaze. Maybe mid-action, as you're moving and breathing, you let your gaze soften just a little bit more. You take a look around your room, the room that you're in, or if you're outside, taking a look around your surroundings. And then you can continue on with your day, noticing what you notice, and come back to this ritual anytime you feel you need it.

Watching Now
Meditation For Breathing
Meditation For Breathing
Skylight • Ep 3 • 03:15

We can explore mindfulness and be in the present through the flexibility of our bodies with the help of movement meditation. In movement meditation, conscious awareness and intentional movement are used to strengthen the sensation of connection and inner calm. This differs from traditional seated meditation, which places a greater emphasis on relaxation and breath awareness. 

Movement meditation is based on the concept of embodied presence. To fully integrate our awareness into the here and now, it requires us to move intentionally and to become attuned to the sensations and movements of our body. While we purposefully move and flow, we anchor ourselves in the now and let go of worries about the past or the future. This enables us to fully enjoy every moment by deepening our ties to both ourselves and the environment.

Being able to unite the mind, body, and spirit into a harmonic whole is one of the outstanding qualities of movement meditation. By moving mindfully, we develop a sense of harmony in our bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Self-knowledge and self-acceptance are all accessed through movement. It turns into a routine that fosters the development of not only our emotional and spiritual selves but also our physical health.


View Transcript
Hello, my name is Nora, and today, we're going to be doing a movement meditation, meaning that you can do this whilst you're moving around your home, when you're doing the dishes, when you're taking a walk, it's really just a ritual for you to tap into your connection to your higher power, to God, to love, to whatever you refer to that connection to your own spiritual practice as. So I invite you to, whether you're at your kitchen sink or you're taking a walk around your neighborhood, to focus in on the movement that you're doing, whether that's taking a sponge and washing a dish, or whether that's moving your body in space, or if it's doing something else completely, to just soften your gaze as you do these things. And take a deep breath in and out of your nose. And just start to imagine and notice what it feels like to accept yourself as part of God. As part of love, as part of nature. Everything that is within you and everything that's all around you is part of God. You're not separate from it. And notice as you're, I'm using the kitchen sink as an example, but you could be reading a book. You could be giving your children a bath. You could be driving. But I invite you just to tune into what it feels like in your body to accept this. Keep inhaling and exhaling through your nose. Notice your feet on the ground. Notice your body in relation to space. Keep softening your gaze. Maybe mid-action, as you're moving and breathing, you let your gaze soften just a little bit more. You take a look around your room, the room that you're in, or if you're outside, taking a look around your surroundings. And then you can continue on with your day, noticing what you notice, and come back to this ritual anytime you feel you need it.


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