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Walking Meditation Calms the Mind While Keeping the Body Active

Walking offers a multitude of benefits. It can improve mood, lower blood pressure, help control weight and more. It also provides a form of meditation, especially for those who wish to calm their minds but don’t feel like sitting still.

Walking offers a multitude of benefits. It can improve mood, lower blood pressure, help control weight and more. It also provides a form of meditation, especially for those who wish to calm their minds but don’t feel like sitting still.

Meditation calms the mind by giving it a rest from the constant chatter that occupies it during the day. Meditation encourages rest, rejuvenation and healing.

Walking is a simple and easy way to implement a meditation practice into an active life, according to Psychology Today.

Here are some steps on how to get started with walking meditation.

  • Allow your breath to to determine the pace in which you walk. ┬áDo not try to breathe as quickly as you walk. It should be the other way around. Match each step with your breath. Walk slowly.
  • Watch your feet. Keep your eyes down and relaxed. Resist the urge to scan the area and get distracted.
  • Pick a place to get started where you can be comfortable and there will be few distractions.