Walking with Glenn Berkenkamp: 35 Wellness Walks to Expand Awareness, Increase Vitality, and Reduce Stress

Walking with Glenn Berkenkamp: 35 Wellness Walks to Expand Awareness, Increase Vitality, and Reduce Stress

by Glenn Berkenkamp


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Discover the joys of mindful walking to find balance, build awareness, and engage body and mind

Glenn Berkenkamp invites us to discover how we sense, move, think, and feel in our bodies. By reframing the joys and opportunities presented to us by the act of walking, he shows us how to become reflective and inwardly directed, even as we take in the world around us. With 35 different walks and the help of a "Which Walks to Do When" user guide, Glenn gives us options for every occasion and emotion. Feeling off-center? Try a centering walk. Feeling down? Lift your spirit with a gratitude walk or a prayer walk. There are walks for listening, grounding, and grieving, as well as rain walks, full moon walks, mindful dog walks, and more. He includes walks for all ability levels, including fun walks for children. As we walk with Glenn, we settle, clarify, and balance our bodies, minds, and spirits—opening to new perspectives and possibilities we didn't know were there.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623174736
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 08/18/2020
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,172,770
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

GLENN BERKENKAMP has explored and shared ultimate wellness and inspired living through the mind-body- spirit connection for a quarter century. His talks, workshops, and writings elevate our daily experience, unite us in something greater, and bring us to a larger awareness of who we are. From this space, the impossible often becomes possible; the ordinary, beautiful; and the miraculous, our home. A former bodybuilder and fitness expert, Glenn is a storyteller, screenwriter, transformational speaker, walk leader, and creator of the Writing Into The Now workshop. He is the author of Mastery: Living the Highest You and Would My Heart Think This Thought? As a screenwriter, he has collaborated with Academy Award-winning producers and earned the respect of A-list actors. He resides in Northern California.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction 1

1 Why Should We Walk? 3

2 How Do You Walk? 7

3 The Evolution of My Walk 15

4 Some of My Favorite Walks 31

5 Before You Walk 39

6 The Walks 49

Walk 1 Heel to Toe and Toe to Heel Balance Walks 53

Walk 2 Turning and Tilting Your Head Balance Walk 61

Walk 3 Walking Awake through Your Living Space 65

Walk 4 Barefoot Grounding Walk 70

Walk 5 Rain Walk 74

Walk 6 Water Walk 78

Walk 7 Inner Smile Walk 82

Walk 8 Outer Smile Walk 85

Walk 9 Listening Walk 89

Walk 10 Making the World (or at Least Your Neighborhood) a Cleaner Place Walk 95

Walk 11 Walking Meditation (There and Back Style) 99

Walk 12 Walking Meditation (Circle Style) 104

Walk 13 Walking Meditation (Walking the Labyrinth) 108

Walk 14 Destination-Manifestation Walk 112

Walk 15 Earth Below, Heavens Above Walk 116

Walk 16 Full Moon Walk 120

Walk 17 Mindfully Walking Your Dog Walk 124

Walk 18 Forgiving Others Walk 129

Walk 19 Forgiving Yourself Walk 133

Walk 20 Dedication Walk 137

Walk 21 Prayer Walk 140

Walk 22 Affirmation Walk 145

Walk 23 Gratitude Walk 151

Walk 24 Seeing Walk 158

Walk 25 Centering Walk (a.k.a. Walking from Your Center) 165

Walk 16 Crowd Walking 172

Walk 27 Slow-Fast Walk 178

Walk 28 Slow Motion Walk 186

Walk 29 Soft Gaze Walk 191

Walk 30 Backward Walk 195

Walk 31 Grieving Walk 200

Walk 32 Working and Walking Things Out Walk 205

Walk 33 Head, Heart, Hara Walk 211

Walk 34 Seeing from Different Parts of Your Body Walk 217

Walk 35 Childlike Wonder Walk 224

Conclusion 229

"Which Walks to Do When" Guide 231

Affirmations and Intentions for Walking 241

Acknowledgments 247

About the Author 249

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