Standing still while walking! (Practice)



Walking opens up a new perspective. Walking with attention makes you aware of yourself. Walking gives inner peace. Walking with a number of Forest Mind exercises brings peace.

Want to participate once?

Consider a tree, a flower, a plant.

Rest your consciousness on it.

How quiet they are, how deeply rooted they are in being.

Let nature teach you what inner silence is.

Eckhart Tolle

Today is a walking day. With a number of people I will visit the forest and enjoy the hospitality of nature. We do not strive for a goal, but for the journey towards it. The attention to every moment is more valuable and soothing than the thought of an achievement.

How do you get the rush out of your body step by step?

Do you ever think about how great it is that you can walk?

Actually, it is a wonderful feat of balancing act, which is constantly transferring our body weight from one foot to the other. As simple as it may seem now, as a 1-year-old it took us a lot of effort to master that technique!

The beautiful beauty in the art of walking? It reminds us of simpler times, when life may have been a little less complicated. It helps us to slow down and connect with the natural speed of our body.

During the Forest Mind walk you concentrate on the movement itself. You take every step for what it is and you are completely there with your attention. This means that you will feel what it is like to walk. In your feet, your legs and your posture. Moment by moment, every step again. Without goal, without wanting to achieve anything.

This can be tricky at first. Our ever busy mind can get tired of it quickly and will tempt us to do something with much more tension. Practicing mindful walking can create a sense of calm and tranquility that slowly fades into the background of everyday problems and difficulties.

Give it a try. You may be amazed at what it does to you!


  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart with your knees slightly bent (unlocked) and your arms loosely at your sides.
  2. Bring your attention to the bottom of your feet and feel the contact with the ground.
  3. Transfer your weight to your right leg and notice the changes in your feet and legs as your left leg deflates and the body rests on your right leg.
  4. Slowly lift your left foot and gently move it forward. Feel your foot make contact with the ground again as you transfer your body weight to the left foot and the left leg.
  5. Feel your left leg fill up and the right foot and right leg lighten as they lift off the ground.
  6. Slowly lift your right foot off the ground, aware of the movement and the changes in the body this movement brings about.
  7. Put your right leg forward and feel the right foot make contact with the ground again.
  8. Keep it up, step by step, staying aware of your body with every movement you make.

I have reserved a number of Forest Mind dates for the rest of 2020:

  • 8 november (fully booked)
  • 29 november (fully booked)
  • 20 december (fully booked)

Participation € 20,00 per person.

Covid-19 government advices are groups with a maximum of 4 participants. I respect these advices to be of any help to get covid-19 under control. We always keep 1.5 meters distance.

Because I always wait until all participants are present, please indicate in time whether you are going and with how many people. You will receive confirmation. Whatsapp 0624578008 or email

From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Departure from the car park:

Boscafé ‘t Hijgend Hert’

Harles 23
6294 NG Vijlen

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