Walking meditation is one of my favourite types as I love being active and being in the presence of nature!
Walking meditation is best done at a park or on a nature trail, somewhere quiet where you are safely away from any vehicles or large crowds of people! It is done with your eyes open as you need to see where you are going so you don't trip and hurt yourself! As you begin to walk, focus on the sensations of your breath and the movement of our body. Once you feel your mind begin to relax, focus on the living things around you. I like to focus on the trees; I visualize life moving inside of them and the energy that is moving through them. Others may choose to focus on the movement of the wind against their skin or what they hear around them.
Simply put, walking meditation is when we bring our awareness to how our physical bodies feel at the present moment and tuning into our senses to what we perceive around us. When we focus on these simples things we are able to step out of our minds and alleviate stress!
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