Walking offers a multitude of benefits. It can improve mood, lower blood pressure, help control weight and more. It also provides a form of meditation, especially for those who wish to calm their minds but don’t feel like sitting still.
Meditation calms the mind by giving it a rest from the constant chatter that occupies it during the day. Meditation encourages rest, rejuvenation and healing.
Walking is a simple and easy way to implement a meditation practice into an active life, according to Psychology Today.
Here are some steps on how to get started with walking meditation.
- Allow your breath to to determine the pace in which you walk. Do not try to breathe as quickly as you walk. It should be the other way around. Match each step with your breath. Walk slowly.
- Watch your feet. Keep your eyes down and relaxed. Resist the urge to scan the area and get distracted.
- Pick a place to get started where you can be comfortable and there will be few distractions.