MY LIFE – POSTURE OF BODY – WALKING MEDITATION

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  1. 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.

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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.

MY LIFE - POSTURE OF BODY - WALKING MEDITATION
MY LIFE – POSTURE OF BODY – WALKING MEDITATION

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.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Nice post.it made me remember that when I was trying to get pregnant with my first daughter I used to meditate reciting a mantra while walking my dog early in the morning?

  2. I love the example of balancing the pot of water on a one’s head while walking through the crowded marketplace.. Puts some fresh perspective Into the concept of staying focussed in a distractful environment. Well written Sir!

    • We can practice either observation of breath or listning sound of silence initially. But in long run must concentrate on movements of legs with awareness. In every action development of right wisdom is required and it can be gained by accepting the nature of each action as being impermanent, unsatisfactory and not self.

  3. The right way to a disciplined life-physically, mentally, spiritually and in turn intellectually! May God bless you.

  4. I find that walking is a great opportunity for prayer. The beauty of nature draws my thoughts to God. The momentum of walking eases whatever tension I may be under.

    • While walking just be aware of each & every foot step withought diverting the mind neither in analysing the past events nor worrying about future outcomes. Just only do the walking nothing else. In the same way do the other tasks too by being fully focused on that task.

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