“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had
not known we were meant to walk.”
– Guy Gabriel Kay
by Olivia Massaro
If you’re ever at a public park or outside a house of worship or a medical center, you may find a pattern of different pathways, in a circle, around a single central point. This is called a Labyrinth. Labyrinth walking methods have been used for centuries and when done regularly, can calm the soul, reduces anxiety, lower breathing rates, lowers blood pressure, reduces insomnia, and many more benefits
Unlike mazes, there are no dead ends or wrong turns, the way in to the center is also the way out. A labyrinth is a means to focus on yourself, your thoughts, and your breathing. “The point of a maze to find its center. The point of a labyrinth is to find your center.” Once you make it to the center, it symbolizes wholeness and unity.
In our Labyrinth Walk & Outdoor Yoga workshop with Jenn, you will be guided through a short yoga practice as well as a mediation session. While doing this focused walking meditation in the labyrinth, you will be encouraged to hold an intention. Whether you’re seeking new direction, trying to unravel a problem or your intention is simply a result of a spontaneous thought, moment of prayer or meditation before the walk, we promise this will be a rewarding experience.
Join us on Sunday, May 20th, from 1:00-3:00PM, with your mat, blanket or jacket, water, and a journal (if you would like to use your reflection time to document your experience) at Penn State Berks Campus Labyrinth. It is free and open to the public, but secure your spot now as advanced registration is required. Please visit http://bldg7yoga.com/events/workshops/ for more information or to sign up!