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Walking Meditation

How to Meditate While Walking

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

What we need to understand in the context of active Son meditation, however, is that when we meditate while walking, it's not a meditation about walking. There is no contemplative study of the physical act of walking. And it's not slow either.

I Come Here For Answers Too

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

She's looking at the water and sand, the rocks and trees. She's feeling her divine place. She begs to know what I believe. It's no mystery they only ask these questions when we're out here, when we're away from the things, the machines and messages, that are supposed to link us together.

Failing, Again

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Jasper Johns works on etching plates in a Paris studio, April 1978. Photograph courtesy Associated Press. I took a walking meditation workshop last...

Walking With Children

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 12.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Perhaps Jacob was one of the first practitioners of walking meditation. Or maybe he just didn't want to miss out on his kids.

12 Steps For Turning Your Walk Into A Meditation (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands...

How to Find Sanctuary Within Yourself: 20 Minutes Will Do

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

A few years ago, there was a period in my life when I was flying to South Carolina every month to help my mom care for my grandmother and my father. ...

The Perfect Weekend Meditation

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Even if you are an experienced seated meditator, you may find value in enlarging your repertoire with a walking practice. You may discover that uniting three rhythms -- stepping, breathing and mental counting -- is the most effective way to calm and redirect a chattering mind.

7 Reasons Why Running Is Good For Your Soul

Michael O'Loughlin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Michael O'Loughlin

Like many, I started running while in college to get in shape and lose a few pounds. Later, during long-distance training, I realized that while the physical benefits were obvious and welcome, the spiritual benefits of running were just as beneficial to me.

Plug Into Your Lower Self!

Doug Binzak | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Of course most of us have a vague understanding that for our own safety, when it comes to dealing with high-voltage situations, it is critical to "ground" the electricity. The primary purpose of this is, in fact, to reduce the risk of serious electric shock.

Walking As Meditation: Quiet Your Mind As You Improve Your Health

Danny and Katherine Dreyer | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Danny and Katherine Dreyer

Walking 4-5 times a week for 30-60 minutes improves the quality of your life. When you add conscious awareness and focus you have a recipe for an even more profound transformation.

A Morning Prayer And The Call Of The Earth

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

While meditation takes me inward into an essential inner silence and emptiness, this early morning walking is a prayer. In prayer there is a meeting: I meet and bow before the One in Its many colors, sounds and smells.

Please Meditate: Zen Walking (WATCH)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

What I have included in this practice is the essence of the meditation: walking and listening. We, the everyday non-monastics, can modify this practice to be suitable for daily life.

Peace Is Every Breath: The Light Of Awareness

Thich Nhat Hanh | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Thich Nhat Hanh

You can be in touch with a lot of happiness during the time you're washing your face, brushing your teeth, combing your hair, shaving, and showering, if you know how to shine the light of awareness onto each thing you do.

Seven Myths about Meditation

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

The real challenge is to stay with mediation long enough to start noticing how incredibly engaging the process can be as whole new worlds of awareness and sensation open to us. It's anything but boring.

Walking: Meditation for Non-Meditators

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

If you can walk, then you can meditate. Walk, and focus on the action of walking. Don't make it about exercise, even though it IS exercise. Just make it about walking.