6 Ways to Meditate that Don’t Include Sitting Still


Since spiritual teachers like Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle became famous among the masses. Everyone in a spiritual state of mind feels as though they should be meditating on a regular basis. Meditation has proven itself to be great for your mind, body, and spirit health, but not everyone has what it takes to sit still, often in silence. And many spiritual people begin to feel guilty because they get frustrated and stop trying. The mind’s constant chatter is just too much to handle.

But meditating can be done in many ways because all it really is, is a method to bring you into the present moment, instead of worrying about the past or anticipating the future. So for those of you who can’t seem to benefit from a silent sitting meditating, there are other ways to bring yourself into the present moment.

1. Music

Dancing to your favorite music for a specific period of time is a great way to remain in the present. If you want, you can use chanting spiritual music or simply music you enjoy that helps to calm you down.

2. Walking

Taking a walk is a another way to bring yourself into the present, or if you have something you need to work out in your head, a walk is a perfect way to do just that. You can walk in your neighborhood or if that’s not calming, find a quiet park area or by the water is a great place.

3. A Calming Bath

We have turned into a quick shower generation, when baths used to be the norm, and in many countries, they still are. Find a bath salt or bath gel you love, and take time to take a slow long bath. Bring a book with you if you really want something to immerse yourself in, and just relax.

4. Walking a Labyrinth

In many towns and cities, you can find a labyrinth, which is a walking path that will remind you of a maze. The purpose is that you bring yourself into the present moment by doing nothing but following the path. There are labyrinth’s at large church’s that allow people to use them freely. Seek out one in your area and see if this is a relaxing method of meditation for you.

5. Yoga

Yoga is the perfect form of active meditation. It doesn’t need to be a formal class. You can get on the internet and find a video for beginners, if that’s what you are. If you are not a beginner, there are various forms of yoga you may want to try to calm yourself and come into the present moment.

6. Scrying

Scrying may not be a familiar term to many people, but it’s a simple process. Many people stare into a black mirror and allow images to flow freely before their eyes. You can also try a regular mirror and just stare into it until you lose focus and become lost in the moment. You can use the sky for scrying as we did as children and saw all sorts of animals and stories in the clouds. Scrying is a great way to lose yourself into the present moment.