Mindful Mondays- Walking Meditation
This 5 minute practice will connect you to your body as you walk around. Our eyes will be open, so notice the difference between this practice and a more formal sitting practice where you eyes are closed. The purpose of this practice is to keep your awareness on the sensations in the body as you walk. Starting with the soles of your feet, your ankles, legs, hips, belly, shoulders, arms, until you reach the top of your head. Each time you notice your attention wander into thought or judgement, simply bring your awareness back into the soles of your feet.
The first walking practice is a more formal; a slow half-step walk that follows your breath. The second practice is less formal and can be used anywhere that you walk.