Good morning Yogis! Today is National Trails Day and National Prairie Day and tomorrow is World Environment Day,. So, we are taking a quick break from our cycle of practices inspired by the 8 Limbs of Yoga to focus on practices for our special Meditation Month and getting outside for these environmentally focused holidays.
Today’s Daily Yogi Practice is to try a moving meditation. I recommend a meditative hike or drive! Check out the US National Parks Pass if you love meditative hikes – this covers US national park entrance fees for a year, and helps support public conservation.
Yoga retreats frequently offer meditation walks or mindfulness hikes. This is something I try with our Santosha practices of enjoying the present moment! A meditative walk or hike is a great way to begin meditating, especially if mindfulness practices are new to you, or you have difficulty calming the mind while sitting quietly.
Driving is my favorite meditative activity, I definitely have the “monkey mind” so having something big to focus on is very helpful for me, and these meditative drives often result in solutions to problems or my best ideas.
Or try a Restorative Asana class with Guided Meditation for a meditative Asana session.
Please comment to share which moving meditation you tried or prefer. Always remember, be kind!