I have always felt the need to move as an important coping mechanism.
When I feel exhausted, a small rest and simple movements works wonders. When I have a headache, I drink some tea and keep moving from one simple task to another.
Moving my arms to fold clothes has always been therapeutic for me!
And when my thoughts are moving at the speed of light, I move my pen from point A to point B and draw. I move the paint brush from one end of paper to another, to bring in colors on a white paper.
And sometimes, watching the natural movement of my breath helps me to stay calm.
In all these movements, there is one underlying quality which made a difference. And that is awareness.
Being aware of the movement is a beautiful way to focus on my breath, body and what is happening with it!