Synchronise your breathing rate and footsteps for a refreshing walk.
Considered to be "active meditation", Afghan walking originally practiced by nomads in the highlands of Afghanistan, combines relaxation and better management of one's effort in the mountains.
With only some breathing exercises, you will be able to walk faster and further without getting tired!
In the 80's, Edward Stiegler left in Afghanistan to fulfill an economic assistance mission.
Fascinated by their displacements, he ended up studying the behavior of the "Maldars". These nomads traveled 700 km in one go (including nocturnal bivouacs) at very high altitudes in less than 12 days (60 km per a day) and 38 km in less than 6 hours!
Like him, this can leave us pensive ...
The practice of the Afghan walking is like a kind of "natural suroxygenation" advocated in various yogas, including Iranian and Egyptian Yoga. Some speak of a "meditative walking".
This way of walking is not original! In other countries where the only means of locomotion is walking and where landscapes impose long days of effort to link one point to another, similar techniques have been developed.
In Tibet, for example, the rarefied air imposes a walking rhythm close to certain exercises of hatha yoga. The walker is forced to progress slowly with regularity by sucking more air than is necessary in the plain. Some Tibetans use sacred formulas "mantras" to better harmonize the breath with their step (the "lung gom pa").
The book : "Régénération par la marche afghane", Guy Trédaniel éditeur, 2004.
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