World Labyrinth Day
When Is World Labyrinth Day?
World Labyrinth Day is celebrated around the world on the first Saturday in May (May 4 3rd)
Walk as One at 1
As part of this celebration you are invited to Walk as One at 1 at the Alta Vista Gardens Labyrinth to effect a rolling wave of peaceful energy as the world turns. Walk in your local time zone at 1 PM.
Eleven Ways to Celebrate World Labyrinth Day - Sat. May 3, 2014! Which one(s) are you planning to do?
1) Walk as One at 1 (or as time permits)¬
2) Trace or draw a finger labyrinth on paper or using a smartphone or tablet app
3) Facilitate or join a group walk
4) Host or join a lecture, workshop, art exhibition or tour
5) Build a temporary or permanent labyrinth
6) Discover a new labyrinth or submit an unlisted site to the Labyrinth Locator
7) Write a blog post, newsletter submission, letter to the editor, or article for print or the internet
8) Share and view WLD stories, photos, videos on Social Media using the hashtag¬ #LabyrinthDay
9) Read labyrinth books, watch movies, or sing songs
10) Create a labyrinth art project, exhibition, or drawing class
11) Help spread the word by posting flyers, sharing on social media (click 'share' below!), and listing your event on the TLS website.
The Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Labyrinth was completed in the Fall of 2010. It is a five circuit labyrinth, 60 feet by 72 feet, with wide paths defined by rosemary, lavender, Santa Barbara daisies, ornamental grasses and succulents hidden within large trees and shrubs of the Gardens. It overlooks a small valley and the ocean. “It feels like you are 100 miles away from the city.”, P.S., Labyrinth Coordinator.
Labyrinths are thought to enhance right brain activity and uses include problem solving, conflict resolutions, walking meditation, modern day pilgrimage and stress management. The American Cancer Society states that labyrinths “may be helpful as a complementary method to decrease stress and create a state of relaxation.”
Research studies conducted in a variety of settings consistently have shown that walking a labyrinth reduces stress. In fact, over the past few years, this has been the most commonly reported finding related to the so-called 'labyrinth effect,' according to John W. Rhodes, Ph. D., Chair of the Labyrinth Society Research Committee.
While the origins of the labyrinth is unknown, labyrinths have been found all over the world dating from earliest antiquity. Once popular in the Middle Ages, labyrinths have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity. It has become increasingly common to find labyrinths in schools, prisons, parks, hospitals, spas, churches and retreat centers. The World Wide Labyrinth Locator, www.labyrinthlocator.com, an online database, lists over 3400 labyrinths around the world.
This annual global event is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May. Other labyrinths in this area include: Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas, Heartinspired Presentations, LLC in Escondido, Pamela Underwood Expressive Arts Studios in Poway, Auras & Starsin Ramona, Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church in San Diego and Crystal Avalon Holistic Healing Center in Temecula.
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