“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks” - John Muir
I just got back from my trip to California. I was focusing on production work for jqlovesu. Gratefully, I managed some time outside the city to go camping in the Sequoia National Park. I had the incredible experience of walking among the world's largest living trees. The General Sherman Sequoia tree is the world's largest living tree and believe it or not it is the same height as the statue of liberty!
I love to meditate when I am walking because I notice that I am not always experiencing the moment. My mind is busy and working over time about all the other details. One of my favorite walking meditations is one that I learned from one of my Kundalini yoga teachers. I love it because it can keep you in the present moment.
1. Press your thumb to your index finger and say "Sat" = Birth
2. Next press your middle finger to your thumb and say "Ta" = Life
3. Press ringer finger and thumb "Na" = Death
4. Press pinky finger and thumb "Ma" = Rebirth
I did this meditation when I was in the park. It helped distract me from what I would naturally do. Otherwise, I would have been worrying about the fabric, the sewing, money and all the other details my mind likes to torture me with when it is idling. I am glad I did. I might not have seen this smiling sleeping rock.
I encourage all of you take a few minutes and try this walking meditation. The beautiful trees and leaves will rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit and bring you peace. I have to go Brooklyn on Saturday and just writing this has inspired me to make a point and schedule a walk through Prospect Park before I go to a friend's house.
Please feel free share how this meditation made you feel.
I am excited to share that I have new colors and designs coming soon.
Until next time,