By Rohi Shetty
“Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
In my last article, The Surprising Problem With Meditation, I explained why it’s crucial to complement sitting meditation with walking meditation.
Though, it is relatively unknown, walking meditation is practiced worldwide. In Thailand, meditators sit and walk alternately during meditation retreats. In fact, many Thai monks use mindful walking as their main meditation practice. An elderly Thai monk was so fond of walking meditation, that when he was no longer able to walk, he instructed his attendant to wheel his chair around his walking path!
If you have limited time, walking meditation is a great way to combine mindfulness with exercise.
Three benefits of walking meditationBanish drowsiness
If you feel drowsy or lethargic, you will benefit by switching to walking meditation instead of sitting with your eyes closed. Drowsiness during meditation is natural.