Hippocrates once wrote that walking is man’s best medicine, physically and cognitively. “Walking meetings” are becoming a thing for innovators and entrepreneurs. At Six Senses Punakha in Bhutan, we encourage you to walk and wonder.
Walking doesn’t just enhance critical and creative thinking, it also helps you slow down, feel grounded and breathe more deeply and naturally. Visit Six Senses Punakha in Bhutan and you’ll experience this first hand, walking quietly to many sacred places and taking each step with reverence. You can find balance and solidity in your gentle step. You can connect to the solid ground beneath you as you take in the beauty and wonder of the world around you.
Even at home, find a peaceful place to practice walking meditation. Go barefoot for the full benefits.
- Stand still and take a moment to feel your connection to the earth. It is there; there is no need for you to create it.
- Imagine your outbreath flowing through your body into the earth.
- As you inhale, imagine live energy flowing into your body from the earth.
- As you exhale, fill your exhalation with gratitude for the earth and the place where you are.
- Walk slowly, in a relaxed way.
- Feel the gravity that keeps you firmly attached to the earth. Let each step give you security.
- Match your step to your breath. Breathe in and take a step, focusing on the sole of your foot leaving the earth, moving forward and stepping back down onto the earth. Breathe out. Breathe in and move your other foot with attention.
- If you lose attention or balance, focus on what is going on for you in the moment. Meditation is about paying attention to what is happening. Make any adjustments that are needed. Maybe a smaller step, or two breaths for each step.
- Don’t try to control your breath. Just match the movements of your body to the natural flow of breath in and out of your body – especially when walking up or downhill.
- Keep walking until you find your rhythm. Smile, to help you find delight in what you are doing and where you are in this present moment.
Reservations are being accepted for the lodge in Thimphu from February 1, 2019 and for the lodges in Punakha and Paro from March 1, 2019. The lodges in Gangtey and Bumthang are targeting openings for May 2019.
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