Perhaps you have already heard of many types of meditation popularized by spiritual groups such as Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese or even Transcendental Meditation by the famous Mahareshi Yogi. Normally, common meditation is practiced while sitting comfortably in an upright manner. Interestingly, a new method called walking meditation is interesting for its different approach.
In a way, a walking meditation also requires focus but not in images alone but to the act of walking itself. One has to be very intuitive and aware in performing this type of meditation since it takes some effort to focus since our eyes are open while walking.
As opposite to sitting, the eyes must be closed so the thoughts could be filled with calming images. Walking on the other hand is an activity that engages full awareness since we may trip or stumble if we are not mindful the path we are treading.
A walking meditation begins with selecting a path preferably one that is connected to nature such as a forest or park that can enhance the activity. Too many distractions like people should be avoided which is why a quite place is essential for this type of meditation.
In typical meditation a person is seated ,while in walking meditation the person must have presence of mind since its possible to trip over a rock. People who practice walking meditation claim that their senses are greatly enhanced since they need also to be aware of what they are doing .Although the mind is focused on meditation, it still needs to guide the lower limbs lest the person stumbles.
A more detailed aspect of walking meditation such as noticing the lifting and landing of the foot on surfaces are explained by walking meditation books available online. Usually, some instructional materials have sample music which can be used for this meditation that can enhance focus .