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day seven: center - one step at a time

During this time, many of us have sought refuge through the simple act of going for a walk. Whether we’re craving a change of scenery, some fresh air, or just want to stretch our legs--putting one foot in front of the other can feel oh so good.

No matter if we’re taking a stroll around the block, venturing (safely) on a local trail, or making a lap around the house, moving leaves us feeling refreshed and lifted.

Today we invite you to take it a step further (pun intended) and try centering as you walk.

Take a deep breath, slow your pace, and ask yourself…

  • What do I hear?

  • How does it feel to lift my legs? To feel my feet touch the ground? To breathe?

  • How does the air around me feel? What is the temperature? Do I feel a breeze? The warmth of the sun? Raindrops?

  • What bird songs do I hear? What about spring flowers?

  • Do I feel any tension? If so, where?

Walking is a dynamic form of meditation. Sometimes it feels easier to calm the mind when we move our legs. Curious? Why not give walking meditation a try next time you head out?

When you get back home, check-in. How do you feel? We’re curious! Snap a pic and let us know using @valomaine.

If you come along and post a photo and tag @valomaine on Instagram or Facebook, we'll enter you in a raffle to win a prize--like a gift card from our friends at Rosemont Market & Bakery or a year-long subscription from the good folks at Taproot Magazine.

Ready to dive in?

Each evening of valo at home, we'll be sharing an email with the next day's spark of valo inspiration. Simply click here to share your email, and we'll make sure you're looped in! You can also forward this post to a friend and invite them to come along. The more the merrier.


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