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 Frustrating False Beliefs

"Illnesses are not our fault! Thinking that they are can be frustrating to anyone who's sick. But I am saying that our biology responds to our awareness; our children, animals and surroundings do, too." Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani

False BeliefsAs Anita's quote states, we need to release the frustrating false belief that we caused our illness. Rather if a disease has appeared, you can use this opportunity to see how your mental and emotional messages are impacting you and others. When we are aware of our thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations, we can consciously move through life making healthier choices.

Caring for ourselves means nurturing our mind, body,and being. Mental Health America offers ten proven tools for maintaining your mental health and our Meditative Movements™ technique incorporates three of them.

  1. Stay positive
  2. Get physically active
  3. Take care of your spirit

Healthy living means you are able to cope with everyday stressors and hassles with a calm confidence. Yet many of us have learned habits that make this difficult.

Most of us have learned to deny and perhaps even fear our emotions instead of embracing them. If this sounds like you, take the time to learn about yourself and your abilities. You have the capability to let any emotion flow through your mind/body without reacting to it. This is not the same as being unaware of what you're experiencing or burying feelings because they are painful. It is consciously making a decision to refrain from action until the strong emotion passes. The idea is that you will be better equipped to communicate what's going on when the intense emotion passes. If you deny that you're feeling a certain way, you will suffer. Being willing to accept what you are feeling is an important first step.

It's easier to be in tune with our behavior than our emotions because we can see our actions. Then consciously or unconsciously we judge and blame ourselves, someone or something outside ourselves to feel better. We need to start exploring ourselves in loving, nonjudgmental ways. Then our ingrained, self-defeating habits can change.

Releasing your thoughts and feelings while moving your body frees you up. You can begin to accept yourself in the moment. Unfortunately, many people are in the habit of numbing their feelings and thoughts by drinking too much, overeating, smoking and staying eternally busy.

Here are three ways to integrate any Meditative Movements into your busy, daily self-care routine. The movements are 3-5 minutes long. Many people have reported that the beauty of the movements is that they are easy to learn. Yes practice is required. If you don't have alone time, include your children or other family members because the movements are adaptable to anyone's physical ability. Yes any age can perform them. See how they respond to the affirming exercises.

  1. After getting out of bed, do the movement three times.
  2. As the coffee or tea is brewing, practice the movement.
  3. Before you connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LINKED IN, practice the movement.
  4. Set your phone timer to notify you on the hour and practice the movement.
  5. As you wait for an elevator or traffic light, you can practice the movement in your mind or physically.

As you move throughout your day, take notice of the subtle or gross irrations, annoyances, anger or any other bodily sensation, thought or feeling that is communicating your current state of being. Practice the I Release Frustration Meditative Movement™ to allow yourself to let go of any pentup and harmful energies.

During your routine day, releasing your thoughts and feelings while moving your body is an easy self-care solution. You can begin to accept yourself in the moment. Exercising your personal power by doing a centering and energizing Meditative Movement gives you the stamina and aligns you with your true self.

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