The Walking Meditation practice is very useful when alternated to Meditation in Sitting posture ; it is very relaxing and allow us to develop a better awareness trough movement.
How to Perform Walking Meditation (Simple Explanation)
- The first thing you have to do is deciding where to walk. The place can anywhere: inside around a fairly large room or outside around the block or backyard. At the beginning, it should be better to choose a place where you feel peaceful, safe and are familiar with.
- Start walking. During the first few minutes focus on your breathing and allow yourself to become centered. Notice the sensations of your breath as you walk as you inhale and then exhale. Notice the patterns that occur.
- Notice your environment. After you have observed the inner sensations of your body, start to focus on and observe your environment. Do not become engaged in it, just notice it. Your mind may begin to wander down a trail of thoughts as you start observing elements outside of yourself. If it does, bring it back to center by observing your breathing again.
- Begin with 5 minutes and work up to thirty minutes daily. You will see great results in your ability to focus on different aspects of life. In addition walking meditation brings an appreciation of the simpler things that we often overlook.