Unlike exercises where the main objective is to get into better physical shape, mindful movement is about noticing sensations of the body in motion.
Mindful movement means slowing down. Being present in what we are doing at any one time. By practicing mindful movement we can slow down to hear or discover what we are thinking and feeling. We can then allow that pause to help us decide what to do with the feelings or thoughts.
Practicing mindful movement can help us in our everyday lives. Check out Change to Chill’s Mindful Movement page to try exercises that help calm, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and more!
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