4.3. Meditation 3: Mindful movement

This meditation utilises four interlinked stretching exercises and precise movements in order to help free the mind from ongoing distractions or worries.

This is a very quick, 2–3-minute meditation to complete twice per day for six out of seven days in week three of this mindfulness programme. Try to follow this up with meditation four (breath and body) as well as completing meditation eight (three-minute breathing space) in week three if you can.

This meditation can help to develop awareness of both thoughts and sensations such as the inclination to push yourself beyond your limits and thus create stress.

If you do have an existing physical condition, then do consult your physician if these exercises comprise any movements that you are normally unable to carry out.