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  • Writer's pictureMaddie Cohen

Walking Meditation: 4 Benefits of This Therapeutic Practice

The security industry can be stressful.

Industry professionals must be alert, focused, and familiar with their surroundings.

They need to understand the risks they face—both digitally and physically.

To mitigate the stress they experience, some have turned to walking meditation: a form of mindful walking that can help us gain clarity and process sensory information more efficiently.

No matter your sector, you too can reap the benefits of walking meditation. Here are four likely outcomes of this vital practice:

1. Connect with Your Body

Unlike seated meditation, walking meditation involves being mindful of the way it feels to move. The result is grounding, from the sensation of your feet to the rhythm of your breath. You may even improve your posture as a result.

2. Reframe Your Thoughts

Taking a walk outside can help you process a lack of clarity, push past racing thoughts, and develop effective coping strategies for future stressors. Embracing that mind-body connection will allow you to reset when necessary.

3. Fine-Tune the Senses

Walking meditation means observing your surroundings, from the sound of the birds to the texture of the trees and the sensation of the wind on your face. This will help you fine-tune your senses and increase awareness of your environment.

4. Focus on the Present

Similarly, the unique blend of movement and relaxation walking meditation provides will equip you with critical skills—allowing you to focus on the present despite any distractions that may come up.

Not sure you have the time for walking meditation? Even just 20 minutes every few days can make a difference. With this practice in your toolkit, you’ll be well on your way to greater focus, happiness, and productivity.

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