Effects of Reflective Labyrinth Walking Assessed Using a Questionnaire
AbstractBackground: Meditation as it is currently known is an ancient practice, which can be traced back to Asian traditions. With the proper technique, a state of physical relaxation and respiratory balance can be reached naturally and spontaneously. This paper considers meditative labyrinth walking to be a unique expression of Dr. Lauren Artress’ work, who studied and applied the image of the labyrinth on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France. Methods: This study used a qualitative approach. It is a cross-sectional non-randomized study, conducted at an institute for psychotherapies with a sample of 30 participants. Results: 99% of the group reported feeling emotional distress caused by the feeling of a longer walk on the way out, 21% reported feeling the same while walking the path, and 41% at the beginning. The remaining participants felt lost in time and space. Conclusions: This study showed that the practice of labyrinth walking is a physical, emotional, and sensory experience. On the clinical level, correlating this experience to the planning of care seems to be particularly relevant. View Full-Text
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Lizier, D.S.; Silva-Filho, R.; Umada, J.; Melo, R.; Neves, A.C. Effects of Reflective Labyrinth Walking Assessed Using a Questionnaire. Medicines 2018, 5, 111.
Lizier DS, Silva-Filho R, Umada J, Melo R, Neves AC. Effects of Reflective Labyrinth Walking Assessed Using a Questionnaire. Medicines. 2018; 5(4):111.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lizier, Daniele S.; Silva-Filho, Reginaldo; Umada, Juliane; Melo, Romualdo; Neves, Afonso C. 2018. "Effects of Reflective Labyrinth Walking Assessed Using a Questionnaire." Medicines 5, no. 4: 111.