Buddha encouraged his disciples always to take slow, very deliberate steps. If we reduce our speed while walking around by half we realize how much of our attention to details is usually missing. Let us use the stroll with the dog or going to work to exercise the slow walking. Let us use twice as much time as usual. Let us take each step deliberately and observe the environment around us in more detail. We breathe deeply into our gut and we are aware of our thoughts and feelings. We don’t judge our experience, we don’t try to resist it or sugarcoat it. If our minds wander, we simply put them back in the perception of walking and our environment.

Background and Effect

Walking strengthens primarily the root and the sexual chakras. We obtain connection to Mother Earth and relax. Through the intense perception we are able to be totally present and non judgmental in the experience.