Introducing Mindful Motion
When you focus on how your body moves and the sensations of this movements ie when you move mindfully, you can achieve inner calm. This is the basic concept of Mindful Motion - simply focus on the movements to bring yourself into the present moment.
Mindful Motion combines:
- gentle, relaxing movements from Tai Chi
- stretching concepts from Yoga and
- meditation techniques from Chi Kung and Mindfulness.
It can help you to relax and de-stress while improving your physical health.
- beat stress and anxiety
- experience inner calm
- suitable for everyone
- no special equipment required
- easy to learn
- improve your physical health
Perfect for modern life
It is perfect for the busy person who is always on the go as the various elements of the system can be practised almost anywhere in order to reduce stress and improve your sense of wellbeing.
The exercises that you can learn in Mindful Motion will help you to apply Mindfulness in the real world thus improving how you think, how you feel and how you interact with people around you.
A demonstration of Mindful Motion
This system of Mindfulness is suitable for everyone and needs no special equipment or clothing. Simply focus on the movements and you will experience a deep sense of inner calm.
Mindful Motion was developed by Darren Yap with the aim of bringing Tai Chi and Mindfulness Meditation to the masses. Darren has more than three decades of experience in tai chi, meditation, therapy and wellness. You can contact him on 07977 135506 to discuss workplace stress management workshops, courses for beginners and after-school clubs for teenagers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Mindful Motion different from Tai Chi and Yoga?
In Mindful Motion, the sessions are not run in a class format so the emphasis is not on teaching and trying to move accurately and correctly. While it is ideal if you follow the positions and movements precisely, the key goal of each session is relaxation through the enjoyment of movement.
How is Mindful Motion different to meditation and Mindfulness?
Although there is some (standing) meditation, you will spend more of your time moving around the room in different stances or stretches. The emphasis is more on focusing on your movement than visualisations or your thoughts.
It is a great alternative for those who find it hard to sit still in silence.
How suitable is Mindful Motion for a beginner who is new to things like Yoga or meditation?
It is very suitable for a beginner. There are very few specialist terms used and anyone of any fitness level can participate. You can even practice Mindful Motion sitting in a chair.
Mindful Motion Plus is aimed at the intermediate participant looking to take their practice to the next level.
What people are saying
A very peaceful experience. Would love to do this more regularly.
Relaxing and enjoyable class - trying to improve my balance and relax tension in my mind and body.
Excellent teacher. Really enjoy the classes and would like it to continue.
Really enjoyed it. Will definitely come again.
Enjoyed it. Want to continue.
Love Darren's approach. Love soft lights changing.
Easy to follow. Very enjoyable.
Very good tutor. Nice delivery.