15/02/2016 11:00 PM AEDT

5 Types Of Meditation That Don't Require Sitting Still

Yes, you can meditate on the move.

Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn't always mean sitting in lotus pose with your eyes closed. In fact, most people are unaware that you can practice meditation virtually anywhere -- sitting still is not a requirement.

The true beauty of meditation lies in the fact that you can make your practice perfectly suited to your personal needs. The benefits are also undeniable: Studies show the practice can prevent disease and reduce inflammation, be an effective form of treating depression and increase happiness levels. It is even thought to prevent signs of aging in the brain.

Everyone can take advantage of meditation's perks, regardless of whether or not they want to sit in one place. Below are five types of meditation you can do on the move:

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