Today is the first walking meditation. The first time I attempted a walking meditation, I thought I was going to lose my balance, the group was walking very slowly. What I like about this type of meditation is that it is portable. You can do a walking meditation most anywhere, even walking up and down the hall in your home. I find it interesting to focus on how my feet feel when they touch the floor, how it feels when you lift one foot then place it down.
I recognized that I walk a great deal without thinking about it. I had no idea all these sensations went along with walking. You may think a walking meditation is difficult to accomplish. What helped me was to think about the breath. It’s only one breath, and if my mind drifts, I can begin again. In a walking meditation, the focus is on the step. We’re still concentrating – just like in week 1.
I now use walking meditations at least once a week. I’ve done it when walking my dog, walking through the grocery store, and walking on the treadmill. What did you think of this practice?