Improving your brain function with labyrinths

Most of you will know I've had a fascination with labyrinths for quite some time.  

After visiting the 13 ring labyrinth on the floor of the Cathedral at Chartres in 2003 I decided to build one onto the garden at 5 Cooper Street. That didn't quite get finished but I'm not finished with labyrinths yet. 

 the National Geographic photo of Cres Island stone labyrinth. 

the National Geographic photo of Cres Island stone labyrinth. 

Next year I will travel back to Croatia to visit the labyrinths on Cres Island.  I didn't know they existed until I bought a beautiful National Geographic photobook, "Croatia from Above",and dang! There is a photo of a stone labyrinth. It was too late to head back to northern Croatia so I decided I'll just have to go back in 2019 and make sure I have more time to have a proper visit to Cres Island. 

 Just one of the 270 labyrinths on the London Underground.

Just one of the 270 labyrinths on the London Underground.

A few years ago the London Underground celebrated its 150th anniversary  As part of the celebration 270 different labyrinths were placed in the stations. They are beautiful in their simplicity and large enough for you to run one with your finger. great stuff, I love it❣️

 

Whether you are running a labyrinth with your finger or actually walking one, you can use the experience in many ways. One way is to be thinking of your problem as you walk in, ponder in the centre until you have that light bulb moment and then use the time walking out to explore how you might achieve your solutions.

Just the mere action of turning left and right and doubling back on yourself opens up neural pathways and this then improves your memory and problem solving abilities. That's got to be a good thing doesn't it? 

 

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There are several labyrinths in Victoria that I've walked, near the Dandenong and near Violet Town and a beautiful big one in Launceston at the back of one of the Churches.  

And one day I may even finish the portable fabric one that I have started. I have stored it in the garage at Sulphur Creek!! 

 This labyrinth pattern is one of the Nazca lines in Peru.

This labyrinth pattern is one of the Nazca lines in Peru.