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Mindful walking is an essential mindfulness practice. This month I had the pleasure of attending a silent, teacher-led retreat with Howard Cohn, senior teacher from Spirit Rock Meditation Center. I was reminded of my love for this practice. Inspired, I came and fulfilled a goal I've had for a while of creating a mindful walking path in my backyard. 

You can do this practice anywhere! In a hallway. In a room. In a park. You just need to have the ability to take about 10 steps in front of you. Then you can simply turn around and retrace your steps. This practice is just as powerful a meditation as sitting meditation. It employs the same instructions - paying attention to your breathing (or other anchor) and returning your attention to that anchor over and over.