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Exercise Summary

1. As you begin, walk at a natural pace. Place your hands wherever comfortable.
2. Take a minute to breathe deeply as you bring your full attention to your body. Sense how stable the ground feels beneath your feet. Be aware of the many different sensations within your body. Take note of your thoughts and feelings as well.
3. Now start walking slowly. In walking meditation, rather than focus on the breath, direct your attention to the movement of your feet and legs, and the motion of your body as it advances. Just walk slowly and mindfully in a circle or back and forth. If you’re turning around or turning a corner, be as mindful as you can of the position of your feet and the accompanying sensations. It is good to walk for at least 10 minutes. You can always take a break and stretch or simply stop moving and check in with yourself.
4. Now for a few minutes, expand your attention to sounds. Whether you’re indoors, in the woods, or in a city, pay attention to sounds without labeling or naming, or getting caught up in whether you find them pleasant or unpleasant. Notice sounds as nothing more or less than sound.
5. Shift your awareness to your sense of smell. Again, simply notice. Don’t push or force yourself to feel anything at all, just bring attention to the sense of smell, whatever you discover.
6. Now, move to vision: colours and objects and whatever else you see. Patiently coming back each time something grabs your attention, or even if something needs addressing, like avoiding an obstacle. Staying natural, not overly rigid, not daydreaming and drifting, but with sustained awareness.
7. Keep this open awareness of everything around you, wherever you are. Nothing to do, nothing to fix, nothing to change. Fully aware, and walking.

Main Activity

Create an entry in the diary.

Make a habit of doing the exercise each day
Put it in your diary
Walk the stairs, campus, building.
Get off the bus at an earlier stop
Leave the car and walk to the station
Make all short journeys by foot.

We suggest a frequency of: each day
and it could last 15
minutes

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Guided Walking Meditation for Mindfulness
In this walking meditation the process of moving from point A to point B is a pathway to the present moment. Allow every breath to fill your life with more meaning.More guided meditations: http://www.sonima.com/meditation/guid…​Stay connected with SONIMA: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livesonima/​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livesonima​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/livesonima​ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/livesonima/

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