- Sitting, 2. standing, 3. Walking, and 4. Lying down. Most of the teachers and/or seekers prefer sitting postures, whereas all other three are very much significant. Specifically, the walking meditation has tremendous importance.
Most of the meditators prefer the practice of meditation in sitting posture of the body, by closing their eyes. Since it is a twenty-four-hour practice so obviously it is done in all the four postures.
Here a question may crop up in mind about how to do it in other three postures.
Out of these three postures the meditation while walking is being discussed:-
While going for a walk we must be fully mindful of our every footstep leaving the thought process of mind aside.
Be watchful of the inhalation and exhalation of breath through the nostrils.
Pull forward one of the legs, watch and feel it from within.
Touch the leg with earth and feel the touch of the earth.
In the same way, pull forward the other leg, watch and feel it from within. Touch it with the earth and feel the touch of the earth.
Just watch the motion of both the legs and nothing else.
LORD BUDDHA gave an example of how mindful we should be while walking:-
A person was ordered to walk through a very crouded market place with a water jug, full to the brim, balanced on his head. Behind him walked a soldier with a big sword. If a single drop of that water were to fall, the soldier would cut off his head. The person walked away the entire market place by staying fully attentive to his each foot step.
This kind of awareness is required to be developed while walking.