How to Do Walking Meditation: Frequency, Application & Benefits
A Walking Meditation is a great alternative to a regular seated meditation and is also a great way to clear your mind when you are feeling restless or agitated.
Practitioners walk clockwise around a room while holding their hands in one hand closed in a fist while the other hand grasps or covers the fist. During walking meditation each step is taken after each full breath.
FREQUENCY: It is recommended that you practice at least 20 minutes a day to achieve maximum results. There are other techniques of meditation require less time especially if you are new to the practice of meditation or walking meditation. There have been know benefits to practicing even only 8 minutes per day.
APPLICATION: When you use the walking meditation it’s meant to be used as a tool to unite soul with the supreme soul. When you’re connected to something of a higher power or vibration you have a higher sense of self. Walking meditation can be done anywhere anytime but typically is after a long period of sitting meditation. The goal is to increase mindfulness and raise your vibration through a focused effort on the meditation.
BENEFITS: When you apply walking meditation this also increases Mindfulness. Which being more conscious of the present moment. Walking meditation is just one of the many different forms of meditation that increases mindfulness. It’s because you are focusing on your walking your breath and the sensations that are actively happening in your body. This helps steady the mind so we can see things more clearly. Some benefits of walking meditation are decreased depression, Increased Immune function, emotional reactivity,and decreased physical pain. When it comes to mindfulness it can be applied to any aspect of someone’s life and ultimately is a massive benefit.