Introduction to Walking Meditation
Meditation is wonderful for peace, relaxation, and clarity of mind. Creating a daily practice takes time and finding the perfect meditation style to fit your personality.
Have you tried meditating before but stopped because you could not sit still? Guess what, Walking Meditation may be perfect for you.
If in the past you could not sit still when you meditated it does not mean you are bad or cannot meditate. There are many ways to meditate.
Here are just a few ways to meditate:
- Seated meditation
- Candle meditation
- Walking meditation
- Loving Kindness
- Transcendental Meditation
One of the easiest ways to start meditating is with walking meditation. The best way to do a walking meditation is outside, but let’s face it, going outside is not always possible. For those of us in cold climate, the idea of walking outside in negative two or when it is pouring rain is not exciting. The good news is you can do a walking meditation indoors and outdoors.
Ready to start your walking meditation practice?
Super Simple Walking Meditation Instructions:
- Find an area about 5-10’ or larger to walk.
- Walk slowly in a circle.
- Pay attention to how you feel, what you see and hear, and the movement of your body.
- Walk for at least 5 minutes.
- Focus on becoming present in your body and mind.
- Do not have your phone or other electronics with you.
Easy Ways to Overcome Meditation Challenges:
Wandering Mind→ Replace your racing thoughts with something structured such as a mantra. A mantra will give your mind something to think about instead of what is stressing you out.
- I’m inhaling, and I am exhaling.
- Breathe in love, exhale stress.
- I am pure love.
Can’t sit still → Easy enough follow the walking meditation steps above.
I am not good at meditating → Yes, you are. There is no wrong way to meditate just by committing to some quiet time is a step in the right direction.
The best way to start meditating is to commit to a time each day to walk or sit in meditation. Over time it will become easier and you will find the method you prefer. If you would like more information on personal development, the metaphysical, and meditations join the Mind Love Body community on Facebook, here’s a link to join www.mindlovebody.com/freegroup.