New to meditation Hello, I'm completely new to meditation, and have only been trying for a couple of weeks. I have alopecia and have been looking for alternatives to medication for stress/anxiety. I've pretty much always been "close to blowing my top" , but have found myself really at the edge over the last couple of years. Like pretty much everybody else in the world, job, family, health all come into play each day. One thing I do enjoy about 5 days a week, is taking my dog for a walk in the mornings. I live in Canada, in the Prairies, so this can be quite something in the winter when it's -30 Celsius. I've recently stated listening to Lifeflow 9 as I take our walks. I find it relaxes me and when walking by the lake we live near, I feel like I'm listening to it instead of a recording. Is this alright to do? I love listening to calming music/sounds while I walk, but want to make sure I'm not doing something that shouldn't be done. Thanks for your time!