The benefits of walking meditation are distinct from the usual sitting meditation. Being more alert while being active is a better training, for most people, than sitting and trying to feel the subtle body sensations.
In walking meditation, the experience of walking is the focus through which your consciousness is nurtured. It is meditation with open eyes and active body. It is quite distinct from the usual form of meditation done while sitting. We need to be aware of our surroundings in walking meditation, as the focus is not completely withdrawn from the external world; you have to experience your environment – the sun, the wind, sounds of nature and that of humans and machines. It has some distinct benefits over sitting meditation.
The best part of walking meditation is that you can fit in your spare time. It could be a walk to the supermarket from the car or any such mundane work during which you can practice it and derive great benefits.
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