When you’re out for a walk, your legs will be moving but chances are your mind will be focused on other things, such as what you have to do later that day or week, or certain issues you’re worrying about.
But next time you’re out for a walk try to take the opportunity to really notice the world around you — the sights, the sounds, the smells, and the way your breathing changes as you pick up pace?
This is mindful walking. It means practising mindfulness — where you pay close attention to the present moment — while you walk. And doing this has many benefits.
A mindful walk can help to:
Quote of the day
Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme