Walking meditation is a common way that we practice mindfulness. On retreats, we may have periods of walking meditation in order to move our bodies. In daily life, practicing a walking meditation can help bring you back to the present moment, and can be done anywhere, as it is completely inconspicuous.
Walking meditation is a simple practice. You may start by feeling your foot touch the ground, and the ground supporting your entire body completely. As your steps progress, feel how the ground is holding you up, and how your feet are one with the earth. It is ideal to walk slow, but a walking meditation may be done at any pace. You may count your steps if it helps you. Be mindful of the way your body moves, and feel the spots in your body that may have tension. Release it into the earth, and feel your body’s natural flow.