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CLEAR YOUR MIND WITH WALKING MEDITATION

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When we practice walking meditation, we arrive in each moment. Our true home is in the present moment. When we enter the present moment deeply, our regrets and sorrows disappear, and we discover life with all its wonders.

Breathing in, we say to ourselves, I have arrived.

Breathing out, we say, I am home.

When we do this we overcome dispersion and dwell peacefully in the present moment, which is the only moment for us to be alive.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditation – ahhhh, just saying it feels relaxing!

Maybe it’s part of your daily routine, maybe it’s something you’ve always intended to try or perhaps, meditation is something you haven’t (yet) realized you need.

Either way, Walking Meditation is a great intro to the world of meditation if you’re a beginner or looking to broaden your current practice.

Typically, meditation is done seated in one static location. As you probably assume, walking meditation is done in motion but involves more than just a simple stroll in the park. Compared to seated meditation, walking meditation involves:

• Slower paced walks

• Coordination with breathing

• More interaction with the outside world over regular seated meditation

• Easier to be of the body’s sensations and anchored in the present moment

BENEFITS TO YOUR BODY

Walking Meditation is good for you and your body because it allows you to clear your mind, become more focused and SLOW DOWN. As humans, we have 1 speed, GO! Now that time is finally on our side, you can finally learn new ways to manage stress and incorporate *balance* into your daily life.

The Many Benefits Include:

• The ability of focusing is easily carried into your daily lives

• Less lethargy experienced as compared to a seated practice

• Walking can be more relaxing than sitting, especially if agitated

• Walking is good for your mental + physical health and well-being

HOW TO PRACTICE THIS TECHNIQUE

Walking Meditation was developed by Vietnamese Monk Thich Nhat Hanh and leverages the use and application of affirmations to produce positive a mental state. The focus of this practice is as follows:

1.   Walk slowly, with calmness + comfort

2.  Be aware of each move, of each step

3. Bring your attention to the present moment

3.  Mentally repeat the verse, as you walk: Breathing in I have arrived”; Breathing out “I am home

4.  Enjoy every step you take. Kiss the earth with your feet, imprinting gratitude and love as you walk

To try this technique, join Coach Melanie for a guided, step by step video tutorial she walks you through the quick + easy steps on how to practice walking meditation.

 

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