Practice Some Mindful Walking
Daily walking has been a part of my fitness practice for the past few years, and we simply find it one of the best ways to get out in nature, enjoy the neighbourhood while we move well.
Our intention with this Walking Challenge is to allow the nature of moving your body well to help you get in better shape and, therefore, better health. Today’s topic is to help you practice The Power of Mindful Walking For Your Best Walk Today
“Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake!” - William Jacob Holland
What we know for sure is that walking is the link to living a healthy and vibrant life. We believe walking inspires the mind, activates the body, and nourishes the soul.
Here is a look at what you can expect today:
Your Walk Today: 34 Minutes Long
Today’s Tip: Practice Some Mindful Walking
Tomorrow is the last day of the walking challenge, so today let’s talk about something we haven’t discussed yet – mindful walking.
What is it? Mindful walking is a way to get into more of a meditative state while you are walking. But don’t worry – your eyes will be open!
Unlike regular meditation, where you close your eyes and try to clear your mind, this is done during your walk. It is a way to appreciate what you are doing right now, both for your mind and body, notice your surroundings, and really take it in. This is going to help you get into a mindful and meditative state.
Why Mindful Walking?
As opposed to listening to music or a podcast, mindful walking is usually done in silence. You don’t want to be distracted during the walk as if you’re just trying to get it over with, but instead, really enjoy and appreciate the entire experience.
Mindful walking is a lot easier and more beneficial for outside walking, such as in your neighbourhood, at the beach, park, hike, or other places where you get fresh air and beautiful scenery.
Pay attention to what you see on your walk, what you smell, and what you hear. Listen to the birds chirping, watch the sunrise or sunset if that is applicable, feel the cool breeze of the wind on your face.
You will notice how much more you can appreciate just being able to go on this walk, enjoying all that nature has to offer.
We appreciate that it never seems as if there are enough hours in the day, but it is so important to make a conscious decision to practice moving well, and we believe that walking is the most accessible form of exercise on the planet. Taking care of your mind, body and emotional needs will help you be able to live your best life.
You are your best advocate; if you are not moving well each day, it is easy to get burned out by all of life's demands. Taking some time each day for yourself to get outside and walk can have a profound impact on your well-being. Physical fitness and moving well begin and ends with you!
We would appreciate hearing from you. Will you accept today's challenge? Share any ideas or comments below.
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Enjoy your walk today!
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