May 9, 2013

Struggling to meditate? Try walking a labyrinth

Posted in Energy Work, Living Vibrantly at 5:49 pm by SuzanneMAndrew

There are times when meditating is simply a struggle; we can’t find the time, or can’t find a quiet space, we come up with excuses why not to meditate, we procrastinate…  if you’re struggling to meditate, consider walking a labyrinth as a form of walking meditation.

Labyrinths are nearly as old as recorded human history; they show up in ancient drawings and design from all parts of the globe.  For thousands of years humans have enjoyed labyrinths as interesting design, solvable puzzles, mythological prisons and contemplative practice spaces.

The basic design of a labyrinth; as a path that doubles back on itself repeatedly, mirrors the journey of life.  In a labyrinth, the destination seems so close; yet inevitably, we have to wind through many twists and turns before arriving.  Walking a labyrinth mimics the entire journey of life and provides a tangible, visceral connection to the past.

So the process of walking a labyrinth provides us today with the perfect time-out from the busy world.  Once we step into the labyrinth, it is impossible to be preoccupied with outside thoughts or worries, the labyrinth demands our complete attention; which is what makes it such a great meditation tool. Most modern labyrinths take just 5-30 minutes to complete; the perfect amount of time for a brief respite from a busy day.

Here’s a list of labyrinths all over the world; find one close to you, or location one to walk on your next vacation.  Connect yourself to thousands of years of human history while calming your mind and soothing your soul.


Suzanne Andrew is a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor and General Health Zealot.  Contact her directly to schedule a session:  727-641-6941 or


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