Walk slowly and land on the front part of the foot before placing the whole foot on the ground. Eyes remain looking ahead, and slightly down. Keep your gaze unfocussed.
1 Start with feet hip width apart and hands gently resting on the lower abdomen, one palm over the other.
2 Step out with the foot in a neutral position (i.e. not pointed or flexed) and land on the front half of that foot.
3 Move forward by slowly raising the heel of the back foot.
4 As the back heel rises up, the heel on the front foot slowly lowers until it is touching the ground. There will come a point where both heels are momentarily off the ground.
5 Let the weight of the body drop onto the whole front foot.
6 The back leg slowly lifts and propels the body forward.
7 As the back foot comes forward, slowly land on the front half of that foot, starting the next cycle.
This movement is slow and fluid. To help with this, keep the knees slightly bent throughout to avoid bobbing up and down. Avoid fully straightening the standing leg.
Be fully aware of the sensations in the legs and feet, and the weight of the body as it drops onto the front foot with each step. Be aware of the breath.
Be aware of the back heel rising up as the front heel lowers to the ground.
Pay attention to being grounded in the body.
“An experience has a beginning, a middle and an end. Enlightenment is beyond time. It’s the end of time, really. And it’s forever – infinity.”
What do you mean by being grounded in the body, and why is that so important?