Regular Mindfulness practice is the foundation for mind-body wellness and a consciousness-based approach to life. The daily practice of mindfulness can improve the quality of relationship skills and sleep, enhance concentration, reduce stress, and provide a deeper connection to your true spirit.
However, daily mindfulness practice doesn’t have to mean sitting passively. Mindful walking is an active practice that requires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting down with your eyes closed. It’s a simple and comfortable form of meditation that can be particularly valuable for newcomers or anyone who prefers a more active form of this practice.
Mindful walking can lead to a unique set of benefits compared with sitting practice bringing you closer to nature as well as your body. Here are eight reasons to try mindful walking.
It connects you more deeply with your environment. This practice helps us to feel more connected to the environment of which we are an inseparable part.
It gets you out of your head. Taking a walk outdoors can break you out of a mental fog or a perpetual train of thought.
It allows you to commune with nature. Mindful walking is an excellent opportunity to be in touch with the natural world.
It helps you get to know your body. Walking mindfully establishes a deeper connection between mind and body, helping you to embrace your body as it moves through space.
It strengthens concentration. Mindful walking takes place in an environment filled with potential distractions all fighting for your attention.
It increases your awareness of intention. By walking mindfully, we cultivate a deeper understanding of our intentions through conscious movement, one step at a time.
It expands everyday mindfulness. Walking meditation is a practice; it’s a skill that develops over time.
It helps you connect to the present moment. As you walk and become increasingly aware, the mind grows quieter.
A Peer 2 Peer 'mindfulness walk’ in the beautiful Scottish Borders offers you a chance to slip into a slower gear and appreciate the outdoors. Book your place on a walk today an join us for a truly unique and unforgettable experience.