I’m not really big on seated meditation for many reasons. One being that sitting still is tough for me, especially if it is before a yoga practice. I have to exert a lot of energy before I can practice non-movement.
So when I was introduced to movement meditation, it really grabbed my interest!
My first Yoga teacher who was from India taught me a technique for meditation called “Walking Meditation”. It isn’t the typical walking mediation you read about when you do a google search. You don’t have to walk any distance, go outside, or put on any shoes. You walk in a small space (say your bedroom) at a snail’s pace. Set your timer for 5 minutes and start to slowly walk. Let your heel softly touch the floor first and then observe and feel how the rest of the foot reaches the floor. I observe my surroundings and notice textures in the furniture that are in the room. I notice and see things in my room I normally would not slow down enough to observe. We walk so quickly through life. This exercise really slows me down and clears my mind. I start to feel an inner peace and some how, magically, an inner dialogue begins. Once my mind clears, important and relevant topics surface, and I ask myself questions, and I receive answers from some where deep inside of me. It is a wonderful practice and only takes a few minutes of your time. Feel free to add minutes for deeper introspection. Namaste