Here’s a walking meditation that was a favorite of mine during my Yoga training at Yogaville. The ashram is on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with an amazing view from just about anywhere on the site. When we meditated outdoors it was as if we could reach up and touch God.
You’ll need a grassy area or sandy beach, as we’ll be walking barefoot.
Start by standing tall and lengthening your spine all the way up through your neck. Keep your head up, but your gaze around the ground where your feet will touch.
Walk very slowly and softly. The idea is not to leave a footprint. I know that’s not possible, but that’s the intention, so walk softly enough to make that almost happen.
Really look at the blades of grass in your path, or the sand on the beach while you’re walking. Notice what color they are, the length of the grass, the seaweed in the sand. Inhale the scent of fresh mowed lawn or sea and sand…
Continue your slow, purposeful walking for at least ten minutes.
When you’re done, you will feel refreshed and calm! Your mind will have taken a nice little break from it’s constant “to do” list..
Best of Health,