Why we love: Don’t let its simplicity deceive you; tuning into body sensations as you walk and becoming fully present to your surroundings can transform the whole experience.
This meditation uses a simple activity like walking to take you out of thinking mode and experience life directly through your senses and the body. In this settled state a.k.a. ‘being mode’ you may notice many pleasant subtleties that you hadn’t noticed before.
For who: Give walking meditation a try if sitting quietly with your thoughts is too challenging. Or use this meditation when you’re out walking to invite more mindful awareness into your day.
How it works: In this meditation you are tuning into each movement as the focus of your attention to stabilise and calm the mind, and establish a harmonious mind-body connection.
You might also focus your attention on a specific sense, like seeing or smelling, to bring full awareness to a particular aspect of your experience – and if it’s pleasant you can take a moment to appreciate it.
Once you get the hang of this meditation, try doing it on your own without the guidance voice to see how it changes the experience.
Sometimes the mind is very busy, meaning you need to bring your attention back over and over again. Training your attention is an important point of meditation, so as best you can try to see it as a learning opportunity without getting frustrated. With time and on certain days, you may find that it’s easier to maintain your attention focused on one point. Good Luck!
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