Do you have a desire to meditate because you know it will quiet the mind and bring inner peace, but it’s challenging to sit still? I can relate. I can easily get caught in trying to do more and get distracted with the habitual checking of my phone, email, and texts. Today, we are bombarded with the constant stream of stimulation and the pressure to keep up. Which is why we need to find a way to embrace the quiet, however we can find it. That space where we can actually hear the inner callings of our soul. Where we can receive the guidance that reveals the path to greater fulfillment and happiness.
Meditation is one of the ways I unplug, but going straight to the meditation pillow from an agitated, stressed-out place can be a challenge. As a professional dancer and choreographer, I know how getting grounded in the body through movement can be a bridge between the chattering, overworked, stressed mind to the quiet and still space within that brings calm, peace, and a sense of well-being.
If it’s a struggle to slow down to meditate, try using movement to help you.