:gift: Next exercise from Inelia Benz:

Conscious walking is something that is practiced in many monastic and religious schools. The reason behind it is to bring us back to present time, and allowing us a respite from our minds which makes our connection with our Source energy and Higher Self much easier.

This week, I’d like to invite you to do about 20 minutes of conscious walking (of course you can do longer if you want to). You can do this indoors or outdoors.

The method is very simple. If you can, do it barefoot or with socks only, but if it’s too rough or cold, do wear your shoes! Although best done with eyes closed, do keep them open if you need to see where you are going. It’s good to be in a place where your body and you feel safe.

This is what you do: Take about a minute to do each step and put your focus on every single movement you do while you take that step. Feel the air, the ground under your feet, the sounds you hear as you walk, or lack of them, and feel the muscles you are using on each leg and feet.

You can count to 60 while you do this when you begin, but soon you will not need to, as you will get an idea of the pace you are taking each step at. If at any time you get cold, hot or sore, do stop, adjust your clothes or environment as needed, and continue on.

Really enjoy the experience! When your mind wonders off to your work, shopping, problems, plans for the week or whatever, take a deep breath in and out, and gently pull it back to focusing on your walking.