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  • The 8-shaped walk is a simple yet effective exercise.
  • It treats the body physically and mentally.

An 8-shaped walk also known as the infinity walking is a form of exercise in which an individual walks along a path shaped like a number 8 rather than a normal walking heading straight. Walking barefoot activates the acupressure points and enhances blood flow in the body. Moving in a curvilinear path in the form of an 8 causes the abdomen to twist improving muscle movement and activating the internal organs.

The 8-shaped walk is a simple yet effective exercise that treats the body physically and mentally. It is not known to many people but once you start practicing, this form of walking will surprise you with the number of benefits it brings to your table.

Benefits of performing 8 shaped walk

(Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.)

  • Moving in a curvilinear path with several turns ensures continuous change in the direction of the path which helps to improve coordination and balance of the body. Especially beneficial for older people suffering from any injury.
  • Performing an 8-shaped walk in a North-South direction activates the chakras of the body for better functioning of hormones.
  • The complex movement pattern opens the mind with multiple perspectives rather than a single perspective as in the case of a straight walk. This stimulates the brain, enhancing cognitive functions such as memory, concentration, and spatial awareness.
  • Constant turning and shifting in direction targets the abdominal muscles specifically the hips, core, and legs which not only increases muscle strength but also improves the stomach's digestion process preventing GI disorders and constipation.
  • Engaging ourselves by following a rhythmic pattern like an 8-shaped walking reduces stress and promotes mental peace.
  • Quick changes in direction improve agility and reflexes of the body making the body more aware of its surroundings.
  • Any kind of physical movement results in burning calories. Practicing an 8-shaped walk with intermittent fasting can effectively result in weight loss in a short period.
  • The 8-shaped walk or the infinity walk offers a wide range of benefits to reverse various health disorders naturally. It focuses on improving and enhancing the performance of the body making it a valuable addition to any fitness routine.

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