Walking Meditation: How to Put Your Body in Motion & Create a Mindful Connection by Glenda Bundy

Mindfulness
7 months ago
Walking Meditation: How to Put Your Body in Motion & Create a Mindful Connection

Have you ever had intentions of taking a quiet walk, only to have it ruined by excessive thoughts? I recently had this experience. After a week of brutal cold weather, the temperature increased. I was ecstatic about getting out of the house only wearing a jacket. My goal was to focus on the sensations of the environment and feel one with nature.

I started with quick strides and soon felt the sensations of my heart beating. I suddenly realized my mind was filled with chatter and my body on autopilot. This walk felt like work, unlike the pleasant experience I’d planned. I'd become out of touch with the world around me.

I slowed my pace and made a choice to become mindful of the present moment. I began to walk with gentleness, noticing the sensations of my feet touching the ground. I consciously relaxed my body and established a natural rhythm to my breathing. I was present.

The air felt warm as the breeze hit my face. I could hear dogs barking in the distance. The chatter in my mind had decreased. I was filled with a sense of peace. Walking meditation is a practical means of steadying the mind, while experiencing the physiological benefits of the body in motion.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, how I love this! It is a goal of mine to have my walks be meditative, as you describe. I don't always succeed. Thank you for inspiring me to keep trying! Welcome to our tribe, Glenda Bundy . I'm looking forward to learning and growing with you!
Kandice Cole
Such a great tip Glenda! Definitely need to try this when my brain is on overdrive!

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