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A Guide to Walking Meditation

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  • I loved your Blog and can hardly wait to reach another level with walking. - 11/23/2016 9:16:37 AM
  • Several years ago, I tried Passage Meditation (memorizing Scripture and meditating on the words), but the idea was to empty the mind and sit still. I changed it for me, so it is not the authentic, but I started walking and doing the Passage Meditation. This has been very good for me; I do it first thing in the morning when I am alone and I find it both relaxing and invigorating. - 10/14/2016 11:21:23 AM
  • This is a very powerful tool, and will continue to try to train this way. Particularly to the part about Feelings. - 9/5/2016 2:05:13 PM
  • what a great reminder i have been doing this for several months after a spark friend challened me to give it try
    - 8/23/2016 1:32:20 PM
  • Ok, I tried this while walking on my treadmill... Almost fell off! - 5/23/2016 2:51:32 PM
  • Meditation is great for me! - 4/8/2016 10:48:25 AM
  • I think I'm going to try doing this at work as it gets nicer. I get so stressed and feel so alone and like an outcast at work so maybe this will help with my mindset. - 3/24/2016 5:12:33 PM
  • Good article. I tried this meditation walking n loved it. It was easy for me as I do meditation every day and while walking I always do naam smaran (repeating the name of my guru) hence this kind of awareness walking was refreshing for me :) - 3/18/2016 10:39:51 PM
  • good share but to much work for me i just put on my shoes and head out the door enjoy the sites say my Rosary some days I can say two and walk my loop which is a mile. just getting restarted after winter and just doing the stationary bike in the gym or while the washer ran . - 3/6/2016 12:03:20 PM
  • I mostly focus on posture when I walk, but as I do most of my walking at the beach, I'm also taking in my surroundings and enjoying the calmness and solitude of having very few people around me. - 3/4/2016 4:03:04 PM
  • Been so focused on walking as exercise that I had forgotten the meditative part. I used to be part of a group that did Vipassana and incorporated that into a walking meditation. It was beautiful. Am grateful for the reminder that all my walking doesn't have to be only exercise. - 2/21/2016 4:27:46 PM
  • I'm not sure if what i used to do is "walking meditation", but I know that I miss walking terribly and that I was always soothed for having walked. I could walk miles and miles without fatigue. I'm working up to being able to do that again.

    I heard something in a video once that exactly what walking is for me: my body grows strong, and my mind relaxes. - 2/12/2016 2:21:36 PM
  • RWRIGHT62
    Hi, due to some physical limitations I will be walking on a treadmill at the Y, I should be able to adjust the mental/meditation aspects to fit into that setting with a bit of change in thought to accommodate my location shouldn't I? Any tips for walking meditation on a treadmill that might be helpful? Thanks! - 1/23/2016 9:52:02 AM
  • DANDYLINES
    The word "meditation" is a trigger for some people. Some have been taught it is not Christian. Though that is certainly not true, other people think it is allowing bad thoughts to come in or have other fears about the process. If the word meditation has a negative meaning for you rephrase it to "stress reduction walking", or "calming walk", or "walking with intention".
    Consider reading one of Julia Cameron's books, especially "Walking in this World". One of her basic "rules" is to walk with intention. - 1/8/2016 9:54:21 AM
  • This is a challenge for me as I know undoubtedly I will have thoughts enter in as I am walking but giving me something to focus on will really help. I echo others that sometimes just being outside and in nature helps calm me and put me in a great mental state. I am definitely willing to try this and see where it leads me...maybe later today even as I just finished my morning workout :) - 12/4/2015 9:04:19 AM

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