Many people know of sitting meditation. Consider this walking meditation that will help you get in touch with your emotions and feel more balanced. Here are some tips:

How to:

  • Walking meditations are best done outside or in a spacious room.
  • Set aside at least 20 minutes.
  • Minimize distractions by muting your phone or leaving it behind.
  • Choose a walking path that you are familiar with.
  • Begin walking at a slow, comfortable pace.
  • As thoughts come to your mind, gently let them go and return your focus to your surroundings.
  • When you feel ready, focus on the sensations you feel in your body (toes, ankles, knees, legs, shoulders, elbows, hands, neck, jaw, and face).
  • Remember to breathe deeply and find a comfortable breath rhythm.

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Walk for as long as you’d like! Don’t be afraid to work your way up to longer meditations.
  • For added benefit, make a list of the things that you noticed on your walk once you’ve returned.