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In The Spirited Walker, champion racewalker and award-winning journalist Carolyn Scott Kortge writes that when she first began walking for fitness in her early 40s, she "had no idea that these external steps would launch an internal expedition." But as her strength, skill, and fitness improved, she found that the affirmations she spoke to herself as she walked, as well as the rhythmic nature of her breathing and movements, were helping her enter an almost meditative state that left her feeling mentally and spiritually as well as physically energized. In her book, she offers advice and practical step-by-step techniques for starting a walking program and staying motivated to stick with it; developing awareness and focus while walking; and transforming the activity into an exercise that increases attentiveness, peacefulness, and spiritual connection. Describing breathing exercises, visualizations, affirmations, and meditative techniques, Kortge shows readers of all ages and fitness levels how walking can lead them on a path not only to health and longevity but to emotional and spiritual renewal.
—Kate Murphy Zeman