2022-01-14 / Endel

How to move more mindfully

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Walking, running, hiking, riding a bike – all of these things can become a mindfulness practice. Whatever your activity is, by shifting your focus towards a mindful approach, you can add enjoyment, mental clarity, and even improve performance. 

More often than not, when we’re moving, it’s because we have somewhere to be. We might be on our way to meet someone, doing our daily commute, or running an errand. And usually, this destination is at the front of our mind. Mindful movement or walking is the practice of becoming aware of your surroundings and how your body and mind feel while moving. Take time to dedicate movement to yourself, not just your destination! 

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One of the main benefits of moving mindfully is that it’s effective at reducing stress. This is because physical activity is already known to steady your heart rate, lower blood pressure, and reduces stress-inducing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Adding a mindfulness aspect to this makes  your movement a doubly-effective stress reducer.  5 steps to move more mindfully 

5 steps to move more mindfully

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As with any practice, it can take a while to get into the habit. All of these steps can be made easier with the right soundtrack. Thankfully, we created just the thing! No need to dig through the playlist and find something to play. Endel’s Move and Clarity Trip soundscapes generate supportive sounds that adapt to your step cadence, creating the perfect sound environment for your activity.