OK! Here is a good checklist for your walking meditation class.
Check the weather. As long there is no thunder or lightning; you can have a great walking meditation session. I have meditated and walked in the snow, light rainy, and windy conditions. Check your email for any last minute cancellations. For night walks, please bring a flash light.
Walking barefoot or with shoes - I suggest you try different combinations. I have walked barefoot, used flip-flops (can be noisy but rythmic :-) or good walking shoes. Some people prefer sandals. I suggest you keep an alternate pair in your car. Appropriate footwear is recommended if you want to protect yourself from accidental foot injuries or when we are walking at night.
Light, loose clothes are preferable. Avoid tight clothes. Jeans, shorts and t-shirt or your work-out clothes that fit comfortably are good choices. Please bring an umbrella and warm clothing if conditions are rainy or cold.
Folding chair/mat for sitting - most walking meditation sessions are done in beautiful locations. I prefer to sit before and after my walking meditation session. I also like to lie in the grass and enjoy nature.
Walking meditation will trigger your creativity. If you want to capture your thoughts, bring a pen and a note book.
Avoid caffeine or sugary drinks. Fruits, nuts and a bottle of cold water may be good to have in your car. Kleenex and wet wipes are recommended.
If you are sensitive to bugs or the sun, these are handy to have around.
Keep your phone handy in case of emergency, but set it to the OFF position and leave it in your purse or pocket. Cell phones can be very distracting, they will disrupt your experience.
Please contact Dr K if you have additional questions or comments.
a guided finger meditation
Engage your senses with soothing music, guided imagery and a labyrinth tracing activity which leverages the power of touch. Click the album cover to learn more.