The most well known type of Movement Meditation is Tai Chi where chi is moved through the body and thoughts are only focused on the movement of the body.
Getting lost in the music while dancing at a night club would be the most common way that people reach a meditative state without even realising it!
- Using the body's movement as a focal point - Such as when practising Tai Chi to move chi (energy) throughout the body or to simply be aware of the movements of the body as a focal point for the mind to meditate on.
- Using the body's movement to allow the mind to focus on a set task - By giving the body something to do, the mind can often more easily relax and focus on a meditation task such as practising mindfulness meditation or open monitoring meditation while walking, dancing or doing the dishes for example.
You may like to use Mantra when practising Movement meditation. Please see my previous blog Meditation Series - Part 9 - Techniques For Practise Of Common Types Of Meditation - Mantra
There are many benefits of Movement meditation. For general techniques on meditation, click Meditation Series - Part 3 - Meditation Techniques.
The next instalment of this Meditation Series will be; Meditation Series - Part 11 - Techniques For Practise Of Common Types Of Meditation - Breathing Control
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