Frequently Asked Questions
Why walk a labyrinth?
There are many reasons to walk a labyrinth. Whether you are seeking a deep spiritual practice or just looking for a few minutes to unplug and unwind, you can use the labyrinth path as a tool.
- Healing & Recovery
- Stress Reduction
- Prayer & Contemplation
- Community & Team Building
- Ritual & Ceremony
How does the labyrinth work?
There is something about following the highly structured, circuitous pattern that helps focus attention and integrate mind, body and spirit. Since there are no decisions to make about which way to go, the mind is able to relax and be present with the experience of walking.
Where do I start?
Find a labyrinth near you.
The searchable World-Wide Labyrinth Locator database lists thousands of labyrinths around the globe. Many are open to the public and require no appointment.
Show up and step in.
Labyrinth walking requires no special skill or knowledge. Follow the path to the center at your natural pace. When you are ready, take the same path back out. Notice what you notice.
Can kids use the labyrinth?
Children instinctively know that the labyrinth is both profound and playful. Running, skipping, singing, drumming, storytelling … kids love playing on the path.
People of any age can benefit from the calming and balancing effects of mindful movement by walking in silence, tracing finger labyrinths (try using the non-dominant hand) and drawing labyrinth shapes.
There are hundreds of books available on labyrinths, mazes, walking meditation and sacred geometry. Here are some of my favorites.
- Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Rev. Lauren Artress ( find on Amazon)
The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform by Lauren Artress (find on Amazon)
The Way of the Labyrinth: A Powerful Meditation for Everyday Life by Helen Curry (find on Amazon)
Exploring the Labyrinth: A Guide for Healing and Spiritual Growth by Melissa Gayle West (find on Amazon.com)
Praying the Labyrinth: A Journal for Spiritual Exploration by Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion
How the World Is Made: The Story of Creation according to Sacred Geometry by John Michell
A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science by Michael S. Schneider (find on Amazon)
A Beginner’s Guide to Labyrinth Walking
Printable Finger Labyrinths
More Free Printables
901 Labyrinth T-Shirt
Show your hometown pride AND your spiritual side. This original T shirt design features the Memphis area code with a classical labyrinth pattern. Let’s go (labyrinth) walking in Memphis with this graphic tee. Men’s and Women’s sizes. Fitted style – order up at least one size for a looser fit.