Movement is one way to enrich that process and practice. I have incorporated various mindful movement techniques over the years to help implement my self investigation practices. For example: the act of mindful walking brings me back into right relationship with my breath and my body, thus calming my mind and helping me formulate my questions to myself regarding my actions and attitudes.
I have used sacred dance as another way to "cleanse the mental palette" in order to focus on those old customs I have been adhering to which no longer serve me. The process of releasing long held patterns and practices is not an overnight endeavor. Yoga and Tai Chi are practices which can be implemented anywhere with relatively small space requirements. Choosing a movement practice that is appropriate to where I am physically helps me to reach my aims mentally as well.
In order to have a good grounding in who, what and where I am, I have to use a number of different tools.
Traditions and customs help center me in a specific time and place in my life and also afford me the opportunity of benefitting from my predecessors knowledge and wisdom. When I avail myself of some the historic traditions and customs I am presented with I can benefit from applying hard earned life lessons to my present day. I have to remember that flow and fluidity need to be present in my application of traditions. Its important to recognize that rigidity can lead to stagnation and flexibility can inform change. If I remain light hearted about my pursuit of self knowledge and desire to remain centered in life's flow - opportunites to implement variations on a theme will seem like opportunity rather than endings.