Meditation Title: Walking Meditation
Technique: Today’s meditation is another moving meditation technique. Unlike just going out for a walk, walking meditation is more mindful, more focused. Have you ever heard anyone use the word “meander”? That better describes the pace of a walking meditation. So when you do it, choose a short distance (like once around the block for you suburbanites) and make sure you have at least a half hour to kill. As you walk, focus on your breath, the air as it enters your lungs, how the movement of your muscles feels. Focus on the act and sensation of walking itself.
My Meditation : I tend to walk around the block focusing on my breath, the air, and my own muscle movement.
Meditation Resources: For those of you new to walking meditation – here is a short guided walking meditation to help you out!
Thoughts: I did enjoy today’s meditation but it was cold, and so I found myself focusing on my own discomfort more than anything else. Regardless, it was still focus and I think the walk did me some good! The route I took only took me 20 minutes, so I spent an additional 15 minutes in the temple in quiet reflection to make up the full 30 minutes for today’s challenge.