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Movement

– is moving your body each day. It can be gentle yoga done in the privacy of your own home, taking an extra trip to the mailbox, or taking a walk in your neighborhood. Maybe it’s the movement required to work in your garden.

 

We’ve listed some ideas below and invite you to think of others.

Self-Guided Activities

  • Kneel to pray, sit to read, stand to praise – repeat as comfortable
  • Attend a worship service by a liturgical denomination, like an Episcopal church
  • Walk up and down your staircase 2, 5, or 10 times
  • Walk for 5, 20, 40, 60 minutes outside
  • Stand with arms held straight out to the side, make 20 circles in one direction, then reverse direction for 20 more circles
  • On hands and knees, arch your spine from head to tailbone (like a cat); then sway your spine from head to tailbone (like a cow) – hold each position 5 seconds; repeat 5 times
  • Walk around the block before and after checking your email
  • Touch your toes and hold that position for a couple of seconds as you pick up your newspaper from the driveway
  • Spend 20 minutes rocking in rocking chair
  • Put on your favorite pop song; heartily sing with it, dance to it!
  • Invite your child, spouse, friend to dance and sing with you
  • Practice Yoga
  • Practice Chair Yoga – use voice controls on your phone or go to Google on your iPad and say or type “10- or 15-minute chair yoga you tube”
  • Practice Yoga with a kid/grown-up – helpful cards from Kaplanco.com
  • Go for a walk
  • Go for a run
  • Climb a tree
  • Ride your bike
  • Go for a hike
  • Park farther away when going to the grocery
  • Walk to your mailbox several times during the day, not just once
  • Find a local labyrinth to walk or download a finger labyrinth and “walk” it – actual labyrinths near you and finger labyrinth templates here: https://www.labyrinthsociety.org/download-a-labyrinth or https://www.dioet.org/labyrinths
  • Run, walk, bike, skate, scooter for COVID 19 relief anytime between July 24 and August 1 – https://unitedthankoffering.com/race/

Recorded and Online Activities

Following Up with Self-Examination

  • At the end of the day, reflect on a practice of movement and how it made you feel
  • At the end of a week, reflect on the various ways you practiced movement and the ones that you want to continue