I'd like to add to the recent article on meditation that for many people, moving meditation can also be a good way to quiet the mind, calm the emotions and heighten awareness ("The pause that refreshes," March 20).

I teach qigong in Baltimore. The slow, repetitive movements of this beautiful moving meditation can help practitioners enter a relaxed and quiet state of mind that's quite similar to that of seated, still meditation. And for some people, it's a bit easier to ease into a meditation practice by starting out with a moving form.

Pamela Tanton

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