The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking For Clarity, Balance, And Spiritual Connection

Paperback | April 21, 1998

byCarolyn S. Kortge

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Fitness walking for Body, Mind, and Soul

No matter how fast or far you walk, no matter what you goals or fitness level, whether you walk on a treadmill or in a forest, alone or with companions, this guide will lead you along a path of mental and physical exercise that travels from sole to soul. Author Carolyn Scott Kortge, an award-winning journalist and masters racewalker, offers a wealth of easy-to-do breathing exercises, visualisations, and active affirmations that transform fitness walking into a meditative practice – of awareness, spiritual renewal, and physical vitality. 'Whatever your motivation for walking – relaxation, aerobic fitness, weight loss, a healthy heart, or interaction with nature – a spirited walk can become the first step in a spiritual journey,' Kortge says. With humour, anecdotes, and practical advice, she shows you how to take the first step and motivates you to walk for life with an approach for fitness that puts care of the soul on equal footing with care of the body.

'If you really want to give your spiritual life a boost, let Kortge show you how the simple act of walking can take you on a trail of self-transformation to destinations inward-bound that you never knew existed. Here is a direct way to knowing yourself and a celebration of being fully alive.'
JERRY LYNCH, Ph.D., co-author of 'Working Out, Working Within'

'This is the walking book I wanted to write! While so many books focus primarily on physical fitness and health, my readers tell me it's the spiritual connection walking satisfies that keeps them going.'
MAGGIE SPILNER, walking editor, 'Prevention Magazine'

Journalist CAROLYN SCOTT KORTGE holds bronze and silver meals from the USA Track and Field Association's National Masters Championships and was formerly ranked among the top five women racewalkers in her age group. As a feature writer for daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Oregon, she has captured numerous national awards for excellence.

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Taking a walk around the block isn't just good for your physical health; it can stimulate creativity and spirituality. Carolyn S. Kortge is a championship race walker and she's noticed that walking is similar to Buddhist meditation practices. She helps you achieve this wonderful sense of peace in The Spirited Walker. This eye-opening b...

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Fitness walking for Body, Mind, and SoulNo matter how fast or far you walk, no matter what you goals or fitness level, whether you walk on a treadmill or in a forest, alone or with companions, this guide will lead you along a path of mental and physical exercise that travels from sole to soul. Author Carolyn Scott Kortge, an award-winn...

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No matter how fast or how far you walk, no matter what your goals or fitness level, wheter you walk on a treadmill or in a forest, alone or with companions, this guide will lead you along a path of mental and physical exercise that travels from sole to soul. Author Carolyn Scott Kortge, an award-winning journalist and masters racewalke...

Journalist Carolyn Scott Kortge holds bronze and silver medals from the USA Track and Feild Association's National Masters Championships and was formerly ranked among the top five women racewalkers in her age group. As a feature writer for daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Oregon, she has captured numerous national awards for ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.62 inPublished:April 21, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

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Taking a walk around the block isn't just good for your physical health; it can stimulate creativity and spirituality. Carolyn S. Kortge is a championship race walker and she's noticed that walking is similar to Buddhist meditation practices. She helps you achieve this wonderful sense of peace in The Spirited Walker. This eye-opening book can teach you to open your mind to the curative powers of walking by incorporating spirituality into your daily fitness regimen.

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"After leading thousands of people, a few at a time, on hiking trails of every description, I am convinced of the transformative potential of walking. Carolyn has written a work that spans the continuum from practical to profound, gently guiding us into what is ultimately a spiritual journey." (Mark Black, Hiking Director/Canyon Ranch Tucson)