We've heard of therapy, life coaching or even paid consultations to help us develop and cultivate our ideas, but what about a free option? A free option that's proven to improve your thinking and your health....?
Let's Take a Walk:
Julia Cameron, whose bestseller The Artist’s Way says Walking is exactly what it sounds like—getting outside and moving on your own steam. Cameron prescribes a 20-minute solo walk, twice weekly, without a dog, friend or cellphone. “One of the most valuable creativity tools is also the simplest. Walking is an exercise in receptivity. As we walk, we fill the creative well,” says Cameron. It’s a kind of walking meditation.
And walking meditation, says Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, “has a long, noble history in ancient spiritual disciplines. [They] all share a similar purpose: to focus on synchronized breathing and stride in order to develop mindfulness of the present moment.”
Mary Maddux, M.S., counselor and healing arts practitioner, says that walking meditation can be just as profound as sitting meditation. “It has the advantage of bringing the meditative experience into our activity,” she says. “There is a tremendous richness of experience to become aware of as you walk. The body loves movement and will reward you with pleasure if you pay attention to how it feels. So much of the time we are caught up in our mental worlds. Paying attention to the body as you walk will help you to enjoy simply being alive.”
Ready to take a walk? Read the full article here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lifereimagined.org/article-amp/42968-designing-your-future
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