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A Guide to Walking Meditation

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  • I can't wait to try this!
  • I know mindulness techniques usually focus on physical sensations as a base, but I do a slightly more fast-paced one, where I don't focus on me as much, but on the environment.

    I also chant-sing the Rumi poem-chantsong:
    sky above me
    earth below me
    fire within me

    OR the gratitude chant:
    -- by Ina Hata

    I thank the Earth for feeding my body
    I thank the sun for warming my bones
    I thank the trees for the air I breath, And
    I thank the water for nourishing my soul

  • This looks easy enough. Will try today.
  • Liked this article...i am going to circle the living room and try the first method as soon as get off of here
  • First started meditating when I walked with my dog, he didn't need a leash, it was like he was walking me ;)
  • Great article..............Thank You.
  • Walking has always been a tranquil time of retrospection for me and it gives me renewed motivation for the day. I can't wait to try these techniques and see where it goes for me.
  • very interesting
  • This was an awesome article as I come to the realization I have been doing this right along without realizing it was a "thing". I thought I was just giving myself a few minutes to walk away from stress and giving myself a break from the everyday nonsense we have to deal with in real life! I am pretty much housebound from several disabilities but since I can walk now that old man winter is easing up I have been using this technique to rest my head yet go just a few steps further each day.
  • What an interesting concept. I have never heard of this before, but look forward to trying it.
  • I found this article at just the right time; I have the goal to walk daily (during sunlight hours, which is actually the most difficult bit about it!) _and_ to meditate daily. So: perfect combination!

    I tried to look up (well, google) walking meditation before but didn't find descriptions which were helpful for me. This is just right: concise, informative, motivating and, hurray!, with useful links.

    Thanks very much!
  • I really enjoyed this. You can do this almost anywhere. I don't think I would try it in downtown Detroit, but I live in a nice quiet community. I will definitely keep this in mind.
  • I loved your Blog and can hardly wait to reach another level with walking.
  • 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.
  • This is a very powerful tool, and will continue to try to train this way. Particularly to the part about Feelings.

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