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International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences

2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part K

Labyrinth walking: Origin, patterns, significance, walking procedures and spiritual benefits

AUTHOR(S): Jai Paul Dudeja
ABSTRACT:
A Labyrinth is a particular pattern (generally circular, sometimes square etc.), walking through which in a particular way enhances energy, brings peace of mind, freshness, emotional quotient, spiritual quotient, love, compassion etc of the walker. Labyrinth patterns have been on the scene for the last thousands of years in many countries in and outside India. A ‘typical’ labyrinth sequentially involves the ‘preparing’ to walk designated path one way towards the centre in the given labyrinth pattern (called ‘releasing’) followed by spending adequate time in the centre (called, receiving’) returning from the centre towards the exit following through the same pathway (called ‘returning’), and finally recollecting and recording the experience (called ‘journaling’) after the walk. Besides, it has been argued that the breathing-based (Sohum-mantra-based, for example) walking through the labyrinth enhances the beneficial effects as compared to walkthrough without a mantra. Different patterns of Labyrinth result in different benefits to the walker, which are explained in this paper.
Pages: 666-673  |  267 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jai Paul Dudeja. Labyrinth walking: Origin, patterns, significance, walking procedures and spiritual benefits. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):666-673.
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