Mind & Spirit | 12 December 20165 Mindful Walking tips for Adjusting your Speed Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Mindfulness is the a state of consciousness achieved by meditation. I also helps you to become aware of your thoughts and actions. Although associated with meditation, mindfulness can be achieved while moving. Here are some tips from 5-Minute Mindfulness: Walking. 1.Find a place to start where you have a clear path ahead for 30 to 60 feet. 2. Stand with your feet about hip width apart, and slightly unlock the knees, noticing the leg muscles gripping to keep the legs upright. 3. Staying attentive, begin to walk forward at your normal pace, noticing what you feel in the body. Walk to the end of your path and back. Pause for a brief assessment: how much sensation were you able to perceive at that speed? It may have been a bit of a blur. 4. Now walk the same path again, quite a bit slower—roughly half your normal rate. Observe the sensations at this speed. Can you better perceive the components of walking—landing, shifting, lifting? 5. Now, begin to walk at a speed so slow—think molasses crawling out of a jar—that you can stay tuned to the details of soles of feet, leg muscles, and knees. When you’re done, assess which rate of speed helps you stay most focused. This is a good start for getting to know how mindfulness works for you in walking. *Sometimes we walk too fast to notice what’s actually happening in our life. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Learn to walk with purpose and clarity. Each and every day we do things that, though potentially rewarding, are too easily taken for granted or performed on auto-pilot. 5-Minute Mindfulness: Walking is designed to help you take a mindful approach to these commonplace experiences and activities, making them more enjoyable, fulfilling, and relaxing. Walking is the perfect activity for reflecting and relaxing. Approached mindfully, it can provide a window of calm in our everyday routine. And yet we tend to focus on simply getting from A to B, giving little thought to how this time might be used more productively. 5-Minute Mindfulness: Walking contains thought-provoking essays and short exercises that will help you follow the path to inner calm while on the move as well as meditations that can be completed in just five minutes. “Five Second Thought” feature boxes that take just a few moments to read will give you food for thought for an entire day.Attractive, compact, and accessible, these books work in harmony with the fast pace of modern life. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.