Have you ever experienced a walking meditation? It is something you can do every time you go for a walk, whether it be to the shops, around your town, in a park, or across the beach.
Be mindful when you walk, focus only on what you are doing at that moment. If your mind starts to wander off, gently bring it back to focus on what your senses are experiencing at that moment. Feel your feet making contact with the ground below. Feel the air on your skin, the sunshine – or rain – against your skin. Really connect with the moment. Look round you – notice everything.There is plenty of time later to think about all the things you have to do.This will make your walk a more fulfilling experience.
By being ‘in the moment’ and really connecting with what you are doing, a walk anywhere becomes more interesting. What can you feel? What can you see? What can you smell? What can you touch? What can you taste? By fully tuning into your walk, you will notice things you have never spotted before – even in your street, your local park, or around your town. You can walk anywhere!
A walk in the rain is so beneficial too. Rain is so cleansing. Again, fully connect with the moment, fully embrace the rain. Be thankful for the rain, it is essential to us. By thinking positively you will lift your mood.
Try it, and see how different it feels – and what you notice too!