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Breathwalk is the science of combining specific patterns of breathing synchronized with your walking steps and enhanced with the art of directed, meditative attention. Breathwalk is simple, natural and effective. Once you know how to choose and do a breathing pattern as you walk, you will have an immediate path to physical and mental fitness.
Breathwalk may seem comfortably familiar to you even though this is your first introduction to its practice. That is because it has combined within it many elements that you may have found in other places and in other disciplines.
The emphasis on breathing, and breathing consciously to attain a desired state has gradually gained widespread recognition, use and validation. Many training programs for childbirth such as Lamaze use breathing and focused attention to control pain and to create deep relaxation. Most forms of martial arts like karate, judo, win chung, tai chi and chi gung, use directed breathing to achieve their extraordinary gains in strength and agility. Competitive sports from golf to weightlifting to running have discovered that breath control and using the mind in a meditative way can give an edge to top athletes.
Conscious breathing is also used as a powerful technique in many therapies and approaches to personal growth and transformation. You may have been exposed to some of the breath's possibilities in re-birthing, Grof breathwork, psychoenergetics, Reichian bodywork or many other related healing disciplines. In the workplace, control of the breath either directly or indirectly with music and evoked feelings has become ubiquitous for reducing the impact of stress. It is taught in many hospital programs for stress control, rehabilitation and addiction relief.
Meditation has become very popular. One of its primary techniques is to pay attention to the flow of the breath while letting other thoughts lose their command of your consciousness. Buddhist practitioners have shared this technique with millions of westerners in the last few decades. Practitioners of medical forms of meditation like the relaxation response, taught by Herbert Benson M.D., use mindfulness in dozens of major medical centers and healthcare programs around the country. Most universities have some form of meditation in their curricula. Most health clubs and spas also offers classes in meditation.
Another place you might have heard of or experienced parts of Breathwalk is in a spiritual setting. Many traditions use walking as a meditation to calm the mind, connect to nature and for healing. Though walking and Breathwalking are not religious, and do not belong to only one group or culture, they do have strong roots in many spiritual traditions.
Breathwalk is the place where these elements of conscious breathing, walking and meditation come together. It combines them seamlessly in a very accessible exercise anyone can do. Combining these elements makes the impact greater, the results even more effective. People who Breathwalk often report that it enhances their efforts in other exercise or meditation endeavors.
Breathwalk gives you exercise, personal growth, meditative experience, stress mastery and a clear mind to feel your spirit more easily. It builds on the base of whatever you have experienced with breath, exercise and meditation. It takes you just one step farther to enhance your practices and add another dimension of choice to your experience".