Common Mindfulness Questions 6

I can't sit still for 10 minutes, is it OK if I move around?

Through mindfulness practice we begin to learn more about the inter-relationship between the body and the mind. Just as we have developed the habit for our minds to spend a great deal of time jumping into the imagined future or rehashing the past, so too, we have developed the habit for our bodies to continually shift position in response to the slightest uncomfortable sensation, usually without our being aware of it. Quieting the habitual jumpiness of the body supports us in aiming and sustaining attention, which in turn, strengthens the mind's ability to focus. So we do our best to not shift position automatically and bring awareness to any movements we decide to make.