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A Beginner’s Guide to Walking Meditation

Many people have told Dr. John and me that “their” meditation is not sitting down “on the cushion” (as the saying goes) but rather engaging in activities that cultivate a mind that is relaxed and alert. This could include things like:

  • Washing dishes
  • Jogging
  • Vacuuming
  • Gardening
  • Walking

Whatever works for YOU is the main thing. As I like to say, there is no one meditation style that works fits all; if a body-centric meditation calls to you and encourages you to practice regularly, then that is what you should do!

For those of you who have heard about walking meditation, and are interested in trying it, here are some tips from the Chopra Centre that will help you get started.

The fall is a particularly beautiful time to do walking meditation. Enjoy the sunny days, the spectacular colour of the leaves, and the cooler temperatures. It is a wonderful time to go into the forest, without the bugs swarming around your head as you slowly walk and meditate!