Walking and meditation should be hand in hand.Today, in this crazy living world,people try to stress-relieve themselves and try to incorporate meditation into their lives in a practical way.
Besides going to yoga or fitness classes,there is one most used and practical way to get your daily meditation going. By walking.
We all know that meditation helps in lowering stress and anxiety,improves our immune system, even decreases existence of latent pain,boosts the memory and overal mindful behavior. Short meditation can be a wonder practice if you can make it work for you.Try it sometimes by walking.
The principle of meditation is to silence your thoughts. The interesting thing is that, your brain will ran out of things to think about pretty quickly,and after a some period time in walking,you’ll see that you are meditating not even knowing.
How Walking Can Do Good For You?
Gives You Clear Mind
Walking naturally allows your mind to go quiet. While you might start your walk thinking of everything that you need to do today, or this week, after a while, you will just focus on the road ahead of you. Listening an instrumental music while you are walking, provides a sense of calmness that is difficult to find elsewhere.
You Can Do It Everywhere
While regular meditation requires you to find a quiet space where you can be alone, a walk can be done almost anywhere.You don’t have to trek up mountains, or across barren landscape to feel the effect of walking meditation.
The important factor is to be alone with yourself.I usually go for morning walks with my dog,and it is so good to start the morning in a quiet manner,just breathing the fresh morning air. And sometimes I go to the central city park where I “hear” and enjoy the silence.It really clears your mind.I must tell you,in this way I have resolved many personal issues,clear head-clear actions.
It Moves Your Body
While walking, your body is on a constant move,leaving nothing to focus on but your mind. What’s more, since endorphin has been being released into your system, it allows your mind to contemplate things in a much more positive way.
It Connects You With Nature
Studies have shown that connecting to nature on a regular basis, whether that is through walking, gardening, or animal care,can improve your mood and decrease stress,anxiety and depression.
Walking is the perfect opportunity to get rid from all of this. Even if you live in a city, get to a park. Even if the weather is awful, enjoy the feeling of the wind and rain on your skin. Being in nature reminds us of who we are, of our connection to the world, and can allow us to see some of our problems for what they really are.
The Distance Within
Walking gives you both physical and mental distance from whatever issues may be bothering you. Once you’ve given your mind a chance to clear, and not think for a while, it allows you to approach the issue from a fresh perspective.
You will return home much calmer, clearheaded and ready to start all over again…