Walking Breathing Meditation
(A Simple & Easy Meditation Technique To Make Us More Mindful Just By Breathing And Walking)
Walking Breathing Meditation is a type of breathing meditation is to observe the breathing pattern while walking. In busy modern life style, we all walk every day in one situation or the other. This walking itself can be turned as mediation if both the walking and breathing can be synchronized consciously and systematically.
Walking Breathing Meditation happens when you are aware of your breathing even while walking. It makes you go deep within increasing the concentration and awareness. If the breathing process is conscious even while walking, you can easily take the mind to a meditative state. Mind is trained to be alert in each of your steps in life. With that alertness, the mind is automatically trained to be cautious and aware when taking any step in
the life. This practice can be done anywhere, anytime whether you are at home, shopping mall or even in the professional life. Anyone can practice walking meditation either alone or in a group.
This walking breathing meditation helps to develop such an attitude and a state of mind. You are aware both physically and mentally. You will be able to explore your latent potential that increases the productivity in life.
Since it is completely based on your mind and the concentration, it could be done without depending on anything. You will be able to experience the joy of the mindfulness gradually. It also gives you a kind of awareness in a way that you can sense the happenings in and around you. You can feel the
present moment anywhere, anytime. It is possible to come out from the usual worries and tensions in daily life if you try to live in the present moment with full awareness and joy.
Here are instruction how you can do this Walking Breathing Meditation.
How To Do This Meditation
- Find a pleasant & comfortable place to walk – either indoors or outside.
- When you take the left feet forward, inhale.
- When you take the right foot forward, exhale.
- While taking each step pay attention to the sensations of walking.
- Keep a slower pace initially to get trained. Don’t worry if this kind of walking feels awkward at first time.
- Let your mind be focused, relaxed, being present in this practice. If mind wanders into thoughts of past or future, simply come back to the practice.
- Keep your attention & awareness on the rhythm of the walking — between movement of left and right foot. Simply notice the experience of left-right-left-right foot movement.
- You can make the breath and steps go hand in hand slowly and consciously.