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Walk the UCSB Labrynth Trail
Between Campus Point and Manzanita Village
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 8/04/11 to 12/31/15
Experience the labrynth out on the bluff trail between campus point and manzanita village. Note that a labyrinth is NOT a MAZE--there are no dead ends or tricks. The labyrinth is a single
circuitous path that leads uninterrupted to the center. There are 11 circuits or rings surrounding the center and the pathway turns 34 times en route from entry to center, alternating left turns with right turns creating an unconscious cadence that promotes introspection and reflection. The walker may sense that on the way to the center more time is spent walking away from the goal than heading toward it. There is no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth--there's just a sense of moving through a design as old as the human imagination, free of dogma and judgment.
The multisensory natural setting of Lagoon Island enhances and deepens the effects of this focused walking experience. Benson at Harvard has reported the stress reduction effects of focused walking. (Timeless Healing, New York, 1996).