01 October 2009|
What is a finger walking Labyrinth board? Well, in short it is a 3 dimensional, or carved copy of a Labyrinth that you would normally walk with your feet. These designs can be of any type of Labyrinth, from the various square meander and maze like patterns, or the round Chartres design, to the simpler Classic or Cretan design. For the sake of this article I will be talking about the Cretan or Classic design as they are very similar.
The Cretan design in a mirror image of itself provides one with the ability to trace, or finger walk the pattern with both hands at the same time. This mirror image creates a left entrance on one side, and a right entrance on the other. It does not matter what finger you use, or whether your fingers are in sync with each other when you walk. The idea is that when you trace the pattern with your dominant and non dominant hand at the same time, your left and right brain is brought into balance. This provides you with the benefit of being calmer and more centered, with an increased attention span. This results in better relationships, an increased ability to problem solve, calmer students, more focused workers, etc. etc.