Make the most of your summer with this walking meditation, which is great for clearing the head and dealing with stress.
I got the inspiration for this week’s article from the grassy hill top of the Glastonbury Tor where I went for the weekend. It had been a challenging week and I kind of felt like I’d just stepped out of a battleground. So I put on my trainers and went for a walking meditation and offered my worries to the wind. The green ground help bring me back to earth and infused a sense of feeling grounded again. I find walking calming when life throws learning challenges. Nature can be so soothing.
So if you too have troubles, stresses and strains that you wish to let go off, try this walking meditation. Don’t stay in bed and hide from the world, instead wake up! The sun is shining or even if it is not, nothing refreshes the soul like a good walk in nature. Even if you live in a city, there are plenty of parks and public gardens to be explored. .
Things you will need
- Comfortable shoes, warm clothes and a waterproof
- Somewhere safe to walk
- 5-30 minutes of your time
- Stand tall
- Elongate the spine.
- Find some place that is open: a park is a good place. Walking in woods can be fun but if you are alone you don’t want to be looking over your shoulder every moment so instead walk in a more public place where you feel relaxed and safe.
- Breathe deeply with every moment, making sure that you don’t forget to exhale as well.
- Take in the sights and smells of the park. The temperature and even how the ground feels under your feet as you walk along. Try and use every sense as though trying to see, smell, touch and taste your connectedness with the present moment.
- Walk for between five and thirty minutes at a time. If you are lucky enough to have a park nearby you, you can even do this on your lunch break. You will go back to work feeling like a new you.
Warning: this may make you happier, more toned, healthier and full of life. Beats being a couch potato, right?
The Word Sprite