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Mindfulness at Christmas : Day 7 – Move your body

Our bodies like to move and we feel better and more energetic when we are active.

Feel good chemicals are released in our brains, we let go of tension, which alleviates anxiety, stress, irritation and fatigue.

Move Your Body

We relax muscles and other tissues in the body and sleep better.  We open the joints and detoxify cells.

Move your body - Mindful Christmas

 

But, often this time of year, we are so busy rushing around that we forget to allow some space for something that is so good for our state of mind and heart and of course our body too.

So, why not take some time today to be active… I’m just off for my leap in the 40′!

Move your body – Mindfully

And remember to do it mindfully and really benefit. That means being aware – so purposefully moving your attention from thinking into sensing your body, attentive of physical sensation, how you are feeling, aware when attention wanders and your whole experience moment by moment.

It does not have to be complicated. You can:

  • Go for a walk inside or out – it is a beautiful day!
  • Put on some music and dance
  • Cycle to the shops
  • Go for a swim
  • Play a game of tennis or golf or football…

Short Guided Mindful Movement introduction

or click below to access a 7 minute movement practice

PLAY GUIDED MOVEMENT PRACTICE

(PS – make sure you find a quiet private place to practice or people might think you have lost it!!!).

 

Move your body - Mindfulness at christmas

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