Focus – Connection - Transformation
If you are feeling the mid-day crash, feeling anxious, finding your thinking becoming foggy, found yourself within a challenging situation, or just need a moment to unwind a labyrinth is the perfect tool!
A labyrinth is a way to quiet the mind to feel grounded, connected, and resilient. You can walk a labyrinth or use a finger labyrinth. We have created a PDF that you can download, print and trace!
Download your labyrinth here
Why use a Labyrinth?
“If you feel calm and still on the inside, you can handle anything!”
A labyrinth helps you enter into a meditative relaxed state and turns your attention inward and reconnected to intuitive wisdom, feeling calm, grounded, and inner balance.
Winding through the path making both clockwise and counter clockwise movements with slow left then right turns balances the left and right hemisphere of the brain. This helps you to see your world in more rhythm and flow than black and white.
- It is calming, promotes well-being and inner confidence. It helps you to regain balance and perspective.
- Reduces stress and anxiety, clears the mind, helps you to feel more relaxed, experience inner peace and improved attitude.
- The labyrinth assists in connection within, with God, and with others on a deeper level.
- Using the labyrinth can help you prepare for a challenging or difficult situation helping you to focus on a positive perspective and creative solutions.
- Using the labyrinth on a consistent basis for 7 – 10 minutes per day with directed deep thinking helps to rewire the mind to a more positive mindset, inner stillness, and awakening of the soul.
- The labyrinth has significant health benefits when used on a regular basis, including lowering blood pressure, slowing breathing rates, many have experienced reduced incidents of chronic pain, and reducing insomnia.
When to use it
- If you’re feeling frustrated, anxious, ungrounded.
- If your mind becomes foggy, distracted or unfocused.
- If you have a question that needs clarity or deeper spiritual connection.
If you’re feeling a wave of sadness, anger, hopelessness, or heavyhearted
Guidelines for the Finger Labyrinth “Walk”:
The path is a unicursal circular pattern. There is one path into the centre, and one path out again. When you reach the 6-pedaled rose in the centre, you have gone half the distance – you now need to return back out again.
A labyrinth is not a maze, which has dead ends and paths which sometimes must be retraced to find a way out. The labyrinth has only one path, so there are no tricks to it, and no dead ends to frustrate or confuse you only to relax and enhance your attentiveness, awareness and responsiveness.
Step-by-Step through the Labyrinth:
- Before entering clear your mind and become aware of your breath.
- Choose a quiet place where you can focus and walk your finger labyrinth without being disturbed.
- Place your labyrinth in front of you. Enter the entrance of your finger labyrinth with the forefinger of your non-dominant hand. (Research shows that often our non-dominant hand has easier access to our intuition.)
- If using your non-dominant hand is awkward or uncomfortable, you can use the forefinger of your dominant hand instead.
- Trace the pattern of the labyrinth with your finger. Clear your mind of extraneous thoughts and focus solely on following the path of the labyrinth. Use a mantra if you find your mind wandering. Many people like to use a phrase or word to meditate on and repeat it over and over as they walk to bring them back to focus
- Walk to the center of your finger labyrinth and rest momentarily. Take a few moments to just be in the center of the labyrinth. Explore your thoughts and feelings. Observe what thoughts, emotions, memories, pictures, and so forth come into your mind. Notice whether you feel a sensation of peace and serenity. Notice if your mental chatter has become quiet and if you have a sense of well-being.
- Retrace your path out of the labyrinth.
- Sit back, take a deep breath and relax. Observe how you feel. Record your experience in your journal for future reference.
Meditation for Busy People
LISTEN 1: Labyrinth Meditation