The beautiful fall weather has arrived, beckoning many of us outside! Walking in the woods or around the neighborhood is a great way to ground and relieve stress. Although 'normal' walking is great for health and wellness, we can also approach walking with Mindfulness.
What is Mindful walking?
Mindful walking, like Mindful anything, is simply being present with the action of walking. Feeling your feet as they meet the ground. No earbuds or phone calls, just being in and with your body as it moves. Let your attention rest in your body as it moves, not in the thoughts that so strongly pull for our focus. Let your senses open and receive the crisp air on your skin, sound of crunching leaves, smells of the season, and sight of changing colors. Be in your body as it moves you through space and open up the the joys and delights of your senses that we often miss when not being Mindful.
Read more about Mindful walking, including a short guided walking meditation here.
Interested in Mindfulness? Join Heather Tuesdays at 9:15 am or 6 pm and learn the tools of Mindfulness for more present and easeful living.