1. Walking meditation (walking mindfully)
Walking is a physical action you do every day. However, the majority of the time you rarely pay attention to it. It is only when you feel or experience some physical sensation or pain in the body that you notice.
The purpose of walking mindfully is to develop focus. Awareness of your body and of your surroundings. It is really lovely to practice in a natural environment and a beautiful way to reconnect with nature.
Personally, I love to practise walking meditation barefoot. Feeling the connection with the soil, the elements, mother nature “the Pachamama”.
Practice walking slowly, tuning into all the senses.
Pay full attention to the movement of your body.
Notice any sensations in your body as they arise.
The touch of your feet on the earth. Notice the sound each step makes.
Be aware of the different smells, colours, textures all around you.
Thich Nhat Hanh, says that walking mindfully is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth. We breathe. Take a mindful step, and come back to our true home. Learn more.