How To Use Walking Meditation For Breast Cancer Recovery

How To Use Walking Meditation For Breast Cancer Recovery

Breast Cancer Survivors On An Outdoor Walking Meditation

By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Meditation of any type is simply a process of developing greater awareness and mindfulness, you become more content and fulfilled. However, there are many of us who just don’t or can’t sit still. The mind takes over and we struggle with quieting ourselves. We can’t sit, we need to move around so try a more active route to mindfulness with walking meditation. You get to enjoy the benefits of walking (health and endurance) and meditation (awareness and mindfulness) simultaneously.

Ways That Meditation Enhances Breast Cancer Recovery:

Relieve Symptoms of Illness. Mindfulness with a walking meditation program will result in an effective, long lasting  option for reduction in symptoms during  breast cancer recovery.

Relieve Stress and Improve Mood. Mindfulness meditation and other relaxation interventions can both reduce distress and improve positive mood states during breast cancer treatment and recovery.

How To Use Mindfulness For Breast Cancer Recovery Walking Meditation:

  • You need to be conscious of your footsteps, and your pacing.
  • You want to breathe in feeling it expand inside you.
  • Walk with slow and deliberate steps.
  • Feel the earth under you feet.
  • Notice if you feel light or heavy.
  • Is your chest lifted or is it drooping forward?
  • Be as comfortable as possible.
  • Now notice everything.
  • Let you vision expand to every space.
  • Smell the air. Is it crisp? Is there a breeze?
  • Notice everything.
  • Just be mindful of your surroundings.

How To Use Breathing Techniques For Breast Cancer Recovery Walking Meditation:

  1. Now notice your breath. Without taking control of your breath, allow it feel natural and satisfying.
  2. Let your arms and hands dangle to your side body or maybe in your pockets.
  3. Feel your inhaling breath come and expand your chest; now let your exhaling breath release thoughts that may take you away from this walking meditation.
  4. Walk if you can for 15/30 minutes.

How To End The Walking Meditation For Breast Cancer Recovery:

  • When you reach home see if you can sit comfortably and quietly for 5 minutes.
  • Notice how you feel now, compared to how you felt when you started
  • Set an intention for your day.

This could be the start of a great restorative walking meditation. Once you have learned how to meditate while walking, you can practice it anytime you have the opportunity to walk. Practice safely. If you don’t feel secure in your surroundings, you won’t be able to focus inward.

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Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.


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