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Breathwalk for Energy and Stress Relief

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Updated June 03, 2012

On a Breathwalk

On a Breathwalk

Wendy Bumgardner ©
Breathwalk is the science of combining specific patterns of breathing synchronized with your walking steps and enhanced with the art of directed, meditative attention. Specific Breathwalk exercises produce specific effects to revitalize body, mind and spirit.

Effects include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Mood control
  • Refined mental clarity
  • Feelings of connectedness

"The problem is not linking the mind and body - they are linked. The problem is using the body in a conscious way," Gurucharan Singh Khalsa explained at a Breathwalk trainer seminar in Portland, Oregon.

Breathwalking draws on breathing techniques from yoga, adding exercises and walking cadences to create the desired effect. The effects are backed by research that showed the techniques actually produce the desired effects - more than when just plain walking.

Khalsa is teaching Breathwalking through several means.

  • "Breathwalk" book, available at bookstores or by online purchase. Compare Prices
  • Breathwalk classes: Instructor training is being conducted throughout the USA. Instructors may then arrange their own local classes and groups.

The benefits of Breathwalking are a perfect match for today's high-stress/low physical activity workplaces, combining mental and physical benefits.

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