If you’ve got ten minutes sometime, I highly recommend you consider taking a mindful walk. Typically when walking, or even driving, we wind up somewhere without much knowledge of how we got there. Or, perhaps there are a lot of wonderful things along the road or path that we may have missed. If you want to get step by step instructions, you can click here. Mindful walks, particularly in nature, can be very restorative and remind us of a sense of connection to the physical and natural world around us.
The general flow of a mindful walk is:
Movement- focus on your steps, the movement of your legs and arms, and feeling your feet on the ground
Sound- noticing the sound of animals, birds, cicadas, cars, people, buses, etc
Smell- noticing the smell of the earth or city around you
Vision- noticing what you see around you as trees move, wind blows leaves, the ground and its texture
Finish up by focusing once again on your movement and feeling your feet on the ground
More details and instructions are here: A Daily Mindful Walking Practice
Wishing you a peaceful walk
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