It takes as long as it takes.
And in this case, to get me back to doing my walking meditations that I did daily, for years and years.
You know, it was one of those things that you think about everyday and that you want to do, and and are going to do, but just don’t? That.
I learned this super simple thing years and years ago when I lived in Chiliwack.
My yoga master (way back then) from India ..: Jeeva was his name, taught me so much about life and health.
Anyway, it’s super simple, and my musician friends (or anybody who likes structure and to count) will love this.
It’s in 4 beats or 8 beats or 12 … on and on. The better you get, the longer you stick at it … you can extend the practice.
It’s a walking meditation.
It’s a huge stress reliever.
You can do it anywhere! In the grocery store (I have) … shopping, in nature, at the beach, hiking, cleaning and cooking, while at work, wherever you are walking. You can be walking in a stressed out big city that rushing around at a frenzied pace but you are just walking and breathing and getting peaceful amongst it all, getting from point A to B.
What I love, is nobody will know you are doing this.
You’re just walking.
Here goes. Walk:
Each word = 1 beat (in your head) = one step with one long inhalation or long exhalation of breath:
Breathe In Life Force. (Inhale 4 beats = 4 steps)
Breathe Out The Stress (exhale 4 beats = 4 steps)
And for the competitive types put there, no, the goal isn’t to get to a zillion steps on one long breath. LOL.
I found that 8 beats/steps in a cycle is good, once I get on a roll.
Happy Walking and Breathing!