Walking is something we do to get from one place to the other without much thought. For most of us we walk with ease, at the speed we choose.
Have you ever been walking and the next moment you are stumbling? There is no need to pay attention to the mechanics of walking because we walk automatically. When you trip it is because your mind is not where your feet are planted.
When you learn something new, you pay careful attention to detail and do it mindfully.
Take a few minutes and experience walking as if you were first learning to do it. Practice paying attention to each and every step.
Try this slow motion walking:
Try to notice each and every movement with no particular destination. You can keep your hands by your sides, or behind your back. You can do this indoors or outside. Keep your focus straight ahead.
There are 5 steps:
- Moving Forward
- Placing Heel first
- Shifting you weight
- Push off with your toes
Keep totally focused on this slow motion walking and see what you notice.
Was it difficult? Easy? What did you learn from this experience? Let me know in the comments below. You are welcome to ask any questions.