Siddha walk: Know the benefits of the ancient yogic spiritual practice

Published on: 18 May 2022, 13:52 pm IST
Siddha walk is a process where you walk in a pattern of number 8 or infinity, in a particular direction, and at a required speed.
Himalayan Siddha Akshar
Walking in a pattern of 8 has a lot of health benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Siddha walk is a process where you walk in a pattern of number 8 or infinity, in a particular direction and at required speed, with the right mindset. This technique of yogic and spiritual values is being revived now by a lot of people in order to spread the message of happiness, health and peace to all.

Benefits of Siddha walk

Siddha walk has the power to not only accelerate your physical health but it can also elevate your mental and spiritual development. It is a dynamic system based on a scientific approach, which can drastically transform the human body and mind. In Siddha walk, the shape of 8 or infinity, plays a very important and powerful role. It represents connection and how we transition from one task to the other, apart from demonstrating how one act or choice that you make today automatically leads to the next set of choices or tasks that we end up performing.

Make mindful Siddha walking a part of your routine. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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History of Siddha walk

The Siddha walk comes from the ancient scripture of Agastya Nadi. According to him, Maharishi Agastya was one of the learned sages, who adopted this technique, researched its benefits and left the legacy of this practice for humankind. Now all of us can adopt it through his manuscript, the Agastya Nadi.

The Siddha walk, known with other synonymous names such as The Eight Walk or The Infinity Walk, was then designed, envisioned and practiced widely. It is also adopted by ancient scholars from the divine mountains of The Himalayas, namely Bhagwan Vyas, Bhagwan Vashisht, Bhagwan Vishwamitra, Valmiki, Bhagwan Parshuram, Bhagwan Markandeya, Maharishi Agastaya. They all ended up extensively spreading its practices, with a single mission of the well-being and upliftment of humanity.

Siddha walking is your thing for emotional and mental well-being.

Method of Siddha walk

The process of practicing Siddha walk is to trace the figure 8 while you walk from the direction of South to North. The process of walking from the south side to the north, in this shape of 8, must be done for 21 minutes. After having completed the required duration of rounds, you must then reverse the direction and walk from north to south for another 21 minutes.

In addition to the immense health benefits, it also provides practitioners with a sense of direction. Siddha actually means someone who is perfect or the accomplished one. Hence, it is a practice to achieve this perfection and Siddha walk should therefore be implemented in everyday life.

Himalayan Siddha Akshar

Himalayan Siddha Akshar is an internationally acclaimed Spiritual yogic master. He is the founder, chairman and course director of Akshar Yoga and president of World Yoga Organisation. He is also the President of the International Siddha Foundation.

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