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#Mindfulness lesson: Learning to Walk

Here’s a mindfulness technique for you that you can do multiple times every day without any extra time out of your schedule.

Following from my last post on starting afresh, and creating the right mentality to learn and improve on what we already know, we’re going to look at something so many of us learn at a young age.

Yet it’s something we really do take for granted.

Walking.

So many of run around in a rush these days, then complain that we don’t have enough time for mindfulness or meditation.

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Yet every step we take can be a meditation in itself.  Make use of this technique and you’ll find yourself becoming  surer in your movement, less clumsy, more aware of your surroundings, and more relaxed!

Walking Meditation:

This is one of the simplest meditations, but you must already understand that meditation is simply focus:

1. As you walk focus very deliberately on every step.  Just like with breathing during sitting meditation (zazen), don’t let your conscious mind guide your steps, but rather simply let it focus on the movement.

2. Notice the feeling of each step: pay attention to the texture of the ground under your feet; the shift in your balance as you move; the obstacles before you and how you instinctively react.

3. Notice your breathing as you walk.  Let your stress out with every breath, and notice with every breath you’re closer to your destination.  Yet don’t linger on your end goal: as with life, here it is the journey itself which is important.

Like this meditation?  Please share it with friends and family!  I’d love to hear your experience with the mindfulness technique too, so leave a comment below!

2 thoughts on “#Mindfulness lesson: Learning to Walk”

  1. I love the simplicity of the post. I use this meditation regularly especially when I catch myself “racing” to the next thing that I “have to do.” Making that conscious shift to focus on my current actions reminds me that everything is ok 🙂

    1. Hey Mandhla! Glad to hear you’re enjoying the meditation, and, even better, finding Zen with it!

      We often get swept up in what’s coming next — It’s important to bring yourself back to the present moment, whatever your current mindset.

      Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience! Ad =)

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