Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being is a beautiful little spiral bound book with an accompanying CD created by the Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.
This is one of several routines I have been doing everyday for the past five years. It is so simple to do that I even do it when I am on vacation or I am a bit under the weather. Some people are under the misconception that being mindful means sitting quiet and still with focused attention. These exercises demonstrate how you can have focused awareness while moving, promoting well-being through mindful movement.
Here is a Youtube video of Thich Nhat Hahn doing these exercises:
It may be hard to believe, but he is in his 80’s, yet notice the control he has over his movements.
The beauty of this book and CD is that young and old alike are capable of doing these mindful movements. As soon as our granddaughter is able to keep her balance on one leg, I plan to teach her this routine. It is never too young to teach mindfulness, and it is never too old to focus on our well-being.
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Thank you to Paula Wilkes for submitting this book review. You may also be interestred in an article she recently wrote entitled “Do You Have a Spiritually Sensitive Child:” To learn more about Paula Wilkes, click here.