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A Guide to Walking Meditation

Zen and the Art of Multitasking


  • In the beginning, I found walking meditation instruction through a zendo (zen center) and also a very good instructions from books from zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. The most useful one I found, though, was BREATHWALK BY DR DHARMA SINGH KHALSA. Technically he is a yoga guy, but the technique is similar and less esoteric. I would consider traditional walking meditation more meditation than fitness. I would consider the Breathwalk technique more of a combination of fitness and meditation, even though it is also yoga. Now that is multitasking. Dr. Dharma has a website and I think he might have some more info about it on his website. - 10/23/2009 9:40:09 AM
  • Interesting article. I meditate on the goodness of God. I've been walking for a little over two years now and it has been an awesome journey. - 10/6/2009 2:42:55 PM
    I'm going to try this. It sounds very therapeutic! - 10/6/2009 2:33:47 PM
  • what a fantastic article! I'm looking forward to giving this a try on my walk today. - 9/3/2009 9:01:03 AM
    Walking time for me is being outside in the natural world, which feeds me so much! I feel hope and gratitude when I walk outdoors. Even if I do my stationary bike, or my treadmill for cardio, I must walk with Dover, my doggie, so that we can breathe the outdoor smells as the seasons change, and see the gifts all around us! The earth is abundant! - 9/2/2009 9:23:34 PM
    I have recently joined SparkPeople and this article has reminded me how enjoyable walking is. Last year I was walking 3 miles a day over the back road and although I did not meditate this way, I did alot of praying and thanking God for the beauty and wonder of the the nature around me. I'm going to start walking again! - 7/2/2009 3:24:24 PM
  • Many communities now have a labyrinth somewhere in the area. In St. Louis, there is more than one. Although they are often sponsored by a religious organization, they are typically free, open to the public, and nothing obligates the participants to any specific kind of intention. (meaning you can be an atheist, thinking your own thoughts) At the middle of the one I go to sometimes, there is a tree on which people leave a physical item showing that their intention is to free themselves from its (material/commercial/stress-inducing . . .) drag. It's a very interesting and thought-provoking collection.

    If you have a labyrinth available to you and are interested in trying walking meditation, I'd highly recommend trying it out to see if it is right for you. - 2/1/2009 10:36:29 AM
  • I use my walking time as MY TIME. It is my relaxation time, meditation time, relaxing time, thinking time. It is a GREAT TIME. - 1/13/2009 3:05:43 PM
  • I use my walking time to talk to God and to thank Him for all of my blessings. Glad to see a title put to my form of walking. - 9/6/2008 8:52:34 PM
  • I am Catholic and pray the rosary! For those of you that don't know about this form of meditation. We concentrate on different aspects or mysteries of Christ's life during each of the five decades of the rosary. This makes the walking go very fast. I also pray for different intentions for the health and happiness of others. For anyone that is interested there are lots of sights that can tell you how to pray the rosary and no beads are required! I use my 10 fingers to count where I am at. You don't have to be Catholic either. - 9/6/2008 10:25:06 AM
  • Is NASCAR driving a type of meditation? They go round and round in a circle. (j/k) - 4/30/2008 4:06:50 PM
    I've been doing this for years and I didn't even know it! - 3/13/2008 11:30:02 AM
    I've been doing this for years and I didn't even know it! - 3/13/2008 11:29:52 AM
  • I love the idea of walking meditation. I usually listen to music or sometimes I do focus on the nature around me. I've used breathing meditation to help fall asleep when my mind is wandering. I'm going to try this walking one as well. Thanks for the great article and technique suggestions. - 2/11/2008 8:12:29 AM
  • A very informative article. It works well and makes walking a more enjoyable activity to do. - 1/30/2008 10:37:40 AM

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