"When I Walk, I Walk."
Walking meditation is a wonderful means of bringing meditation into your daily living. A number of human activities requires walking and we spend time doing it daily. It could be to take a shower or make a freshly brewed coffee. Bringing awareness to these walking sessions, helps us bring the benefits of seated meditation into the rest of our day. Ritual being what it is suggests that it is great to start by practicing walking meditation during a designated time at a designated place, just like your regular seated meditations.
Ensure that you become comfortable with the idea of walking with your attention focused internally rather than externally. Once you learn to do this in a calm and relaxed manner, and you feel safe walking on a busy street with the mind focused inward, you may choose to transform all your walking into meditation sessions. The inner focus allows you to be the witness in your life. It brings a great sense of inner peace.
How to meditate on your feet:
Find A location
Begin Your Steps
The Components Of Each Step
a) the lifting of one foot;
b) the moving of the foot a bit forward of where you’re standing;
c) the placing of the foot on the floor, heal first;
d) the shifting of the weight of the body onto the forward leg as the back heel lifts, while the toes of that foot remain touching the floor or the ground.
Then the cycle continues, as you:
a) lift your back foot totally off the ground;
b) observe the back foot as it swings forward and lowers;
c) observe the back foot as it makes contact with the ground, heel first;
d) feel the weight shift onto that foot as the body moves forward.
What To Do With Our Hands And Arms
Focusing Your Attention On Your Intention
Tame The Monkey Mind
No matter how much you try to fix your attention on any of these sensations, your mind will inevitably wander. That’s OK—it’s perfectly natural. When you notice your mind wandering, simply try again to focus it on one of those sensations. Do not get angry with yourself.