Walking to Infinity

by Barbara Martin

in Try This

I’ve mentioned how I “pace” by walking in a pattern to trace out the shape of a figure 8. I do it to relax and settle my mind when puzzling through a knotty problem or when I begin to panic am scrambling for last-minute inspiration on a deadline. Turn it on its side and this “8” shaped pattern becomes the symbol for infinity. Nice! No wonder it’s so effective as a walking meditation.

If circumstances prevent you from walking, you can still apply the concept by slowly and deliberately drawing it, or by tracing the shape using your finger.

Or you might like this dandy video! (Amazing what you can find on YouTube.) Complete with spoothing meditation music and a woowoo ladyvoice and yes, the animated line equivalent of a bouncing ball to follow with your eyes.

I find it mesmerizing. How about you?

And here is the direct link to YouTube… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buPrtSr0m6A

{ 2 comments }

Barbara Martin November 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

If you know who made this video bit, please let me know. I would like to give it real attribution. Thank you.

Christine Myers November 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Amazing find! I’ve bookmarked the You Tube link and will be visiting it often.

I also like your suggestion of walking in the infinity pattern as well as tracing it with my finger.

Thank you!

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