Silent walking tours were originally set up in 2008 by people from the Indian Himalayas who loved to walk from one place to the other with mindfulness to reconnect with Mother Nature. These silent walks would refresh them with life and give seeds of love, joy, and happiness. Walking is a great opportunity for those who like to strengthen their body and mind, as well as nourish their soul. Our programs are designed for those who wish to experience the many benefits of silent walking and are willing to adhere to the principles of practicing inclusion, staying agenda-free, maintaining silence, and enjoy being in the company of a group but want the opportunity to walk without chatting so they can reconnect with themselves.
People have different reasons for wanting to be silent – someone may be seeking peace from their busy life, another may want to meditate and contemplate on the natural beauty of the landscape they are walking through, and others simply desire quiet time to mull over their thoughts or just want to “zone out”. While people’s interest in mindfulness walks or meditation walking holidays will vary, there is no overall spiritual or other agenda as each experience is unique to the individual.
Going for a silent walk in the Indian Himalayas on your own is a different experience to silent group walking. From a practical safety point of view some people don't want to walk alone or they don't want to spend a day entirely in their own company. Walking in silence in a group provides safety as well as solitude amongst each other. The group set up allows for social interaction at lunchtime and afterward completing the walk, so for many it is the best of both worlds and it is certainly a different experience!
Silent Walks is a journey to the places of divine connection, where the veil between the physical and spiritual is thin. Such sacred spaces rejuvenate and energize us. One of the useful and grounding ways of attending to our body is the practice of mindful silent walks is a simple and universal practice for developing calm, connectedness, and embodied awareness.
Silent walks provide a number of benefits in all human being both physical and mental in our daily life:-01. Lowers “Bad” Cholesterol (LDL)
02. Increase “Good” Cholesterol (HDL)
03. Prevents and Reduces High Blood Pressure
04. Reduces heart attacks by 86% (combined with healthy lifestyle choices)
05. Reduces risk of stroke by up to 50%
06. Lowers resting heart rate to make your heart more efficient!
07. Improves cardiovascular endurance and performance
08. Improves Circulation
09. Keeps your lungs healthy!
10. Strengthens breathing muscles
11. Safe, even for those with asthma
12. Lets one eat more with less weight gain
13. Burns calories
14. Causes weight loss!
15. Increases metabolism
16. Decreases Fat Tissue
17. Reduces BMI
18. Prevents Obesity
19. Curbs Metabolic Syndrome
20. Improves glycogen storage and allows better fat burning
21. Stimulates digestion
22. May reduce Acid Reflux severity and frequency
23. Improves functioning of organs
24. Beneficial for those with Chronic Kidney Conditions
25. Decreases risk of Fatty Liver Disease
26. Can act as an appetite suppressant
27. Prevents or manages type 2 diabetes
28. Helps insulin work better, lowering blood sugar
29. Helps to regulate Hormones.
30. Improves chance of healthy pregnancy
31. Alleviates menstrual cramps
32. Increases Testosterone in Men
33. Reduces chances for Breast, Endometrial, and Colon Cancer
34. Can reduce the urge to smoke!
35. Allows one to stay independent as they get older
36. Helps to avoid falls
37. Reduces pain and disability
38. Can add years to one’s life
39. Enhances quality of life
40. Increases blood flow to the brain
41. Stimulates growth of nerve cells in the memory center of the brain
42. May help reduce the risk of dementia
43. Can stimulate you mentally
44. Improves Cognition.
45. Reduces Anxiety
46. Increases overall sense of well being
47. Improves psychological sense of wellbeing
48. Opposes the effect of stress on the brain.
49. Helps with relaxation and stress relief.
50. Improves Mood
51. Increases sense of excitement
52. Keeps unnecessary worry at bay.
53. Improves self-esteem and self-confidence since body and mind are improved and strengthened
54. Increases sense of self-control
55. Healthy stress reliever
56. Avoid Stress Eating!
57. Curbs Junk Food Craving
58. Improves Body Image
59. Improves bone density and prevents osteoporosis
60. Strengthens and develops muscles
61. Loosens up stiff joints
62. Helps maintain cartilage health in the joints
63. Reduces joint discomfort
64. Improves Balance
65. Allows you to overcome illness or injury more quickl
y 66. Boosts immune system functioning
67. Promotes clean pores and healthier skin
68. Stimulates circulation to improve skin, delay wrinkles, and promote hair growth.
69. Helps to manage arthritis
70. Improves stiffness from Rheumatoid Arthritis
71. Eases muscular tension
72. Reduces inflammation
73. Increases resistance to pain
74. Can prevent migraine headaches
75. Alleviates back problems
76. Helps to alleviate varicose vein pain
77. Improves pain from fibromyalgia
78. Increases Creative Ability
79. Boosts work performance
80. Improves mood at work
81. Increases productivity at work
82. Increases Productivity in general
83. Boosts energy
84. Fights Fatigue
85. Linked to Increased Income
86. Provides source of pleasure and fun
87. Improves Sexual Function and Satisfaction
88. Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
89. Can Replace Medications for Better Sex and Sounder Sleep
90. Improves Sleep Quality and Reduces Daytime Sleepiness
91. Keeps health care insurance premiums lower
92. Can lessen medical bills
93. Affordable form of exercise
94. Better for the environment
95. “Walking is a Man’s Best Medicine”–Lowers death rate.
96. Walking Improves Relationships
97. Makes for a Great Date Night!
98. Healthy way to spend time with friends
99. Great for you…AND your pet!
100. The Surgeon General calls us to Step it Up!