Sunday is a great day of the week to pause, rest, and reset to enter your week calm, cool, and collected. Simply taking a moment to meditate, be present, and focus on yourself are some methods we’ll cover in this series. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), evidence shows that meditation like this can help with stress, anxiety, and even high blood pressure.
Today’s stress-relief activity is Walking Meditation. You might picture meditation as sitting quietly on the floor cross-legged, but there are many ways to meditate, including getting up and moving! The AHA includes walking as a form of fitness meditation that can be done mindfully. Walking Meditation has four basic steps:
1. Find a quiet place. Walking meditation won’t be stress-free if people and sounds around you are stressing you out.
2. Begin to walk slowly. You should have at least 10–20 feet in front of you to be able to walk freely.
“ Making Walking Meditation a part of your morning or evening routine will help pave the way to a more peaceful week. ”
3. While walking, start to hone in on how you feel, your movements, and the sensations you are experiencing while moving and balancing.
4. At the end of your path, turn around and repeat as you walk back.
Try taking a mindful walk a few times a week! Making Walking Meditation a part of your morning or evening routine will help pave the way to a more peaceful week.
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