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Try Movement Meditation

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Welcome to day 4 of the Mindful Movement challenge, powered by Humana!

When most people think of meditation, they think of stillness. But there is such a thing as meditation that relaxes the mind while moving the body — it’s called qigong (pronounced chee-gong), which literally translates to “energy work.”

In this Asian form of yoga, specialized breathing is coordinated with various movements. The guiding principle is the focus of the mind and breath throughout, but especially as the body moves. Concentrating on the action happening in the moment demands your mental focus and presence.

Ready to give it a try? Use one of these short, guided qigong routines:

Want to try another type of mindful movement? As a reminder, all HNHN members have access to a free one-year trial of the Headspace app. In the app, there are numerous movement meditations to try, including: Are you enjoying this challenge so far? Use the social media links on the left side of your page to share it with a nurse and invite them to join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation!

Missed day 3? Catch up here.

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