Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Walking Wonder

Laura and youth in Haiti, Summer 2011
Have you done a walking Meditation before?
If so, how did it make you feel inside?
If not Try it today!

Guided Walking Meditation 
by: Susan Helene Kramer
Santa Barbara, California USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
published by Creations in Consciousness
This meditation has 2 parts that combine to energize the body and coordinate mind-body (thinking-moving):
1. Even breathing.
2. Walking with arms and legs in opposition.
Walk briskly while swinging arms easily back and forth. When the left foot steps forward, the right arm swings forward. And, when the right foot steps forward the left arm swings forward.
Example of breathing pattern to follow:
Count 1: breathe in
Count 2: breathe out
Count 3: breathe in

More benefits of walking:
Walking meditation is an opportunity to think over problems and possible solutions. When deciding how to act about a problem choose the way that is a good outcome for everyone; a win-win situation. It is also an opportunity to think about and plan new projects, and think about short term and long range goals.
And, regular walking is an exercise that is recommended by medical science to be good for health.
To finish, stretch arms overhead; bring arms down to sides; resume other activities.
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