Earthwalks for Body and Spirit

A workbook of simple walking exercises to quiet the mind, expand consciousness, and rediscover our sacred relationship with Earth.

• Foreword by Victor Sanchez, author of The Teachings of Don Carlos.

• Includes 45 walking techniques that were developed from the author’s work with Huichol Indians of western Mexico.

• Explores the power of moving meditation for achieving new levels of spiritual awareness through connecting with elements of the natural world.

• Includes group and individual exercises.

In Earthwalks for Body and Spirit, a workbook of 45 simple walking exercises, author and workshop leader James Endredy shows us how the act of walking can be a catalyst for personal transformation by teaching us to develop our attention, quiet the mind, expand our consciousness, and rediscover our sacred relationship with Earth. Each of the exercises, many of which are based on the author’s work with the traditional indigenous practices of the Huichol Indians of western Mexico, offers step-by-step instructions and comments that will help you to gain the most from the walk. Additionally, the author focuses each group of exercises on a different aspect of transformation?there are walks of attention and awareness; group connection; connection to the nierikas (powers) of Sun, Water, Wind, Fire, and Mother Earth; connection to the energies of animals, trees, and places of power; and finally, as a way of honoring both your new understanding of Self and your deepened relationship with Earth, walks of offering and vision.


“Earthwalks for Body and Spirit offers us the possibility of gaining greater awareness through that most natural of actions, simply walking with attention and purpose. . . . James Endredy has put together a wonderful resource that is both intimate and well written.” ― Jose Stevens, author of Secrets of Shamanism and Transforming Your Dragons

“Thank you, James Endredy, for giving us a valuable do-it-ourselves manual on self-care via walking to satisfy our genetically programmed need for intimate bonding with Mother-Father Earth. . . . You obviously walk the walk!” ― Howard Clinebell, Ph.D., author of Ecotherapy: Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth

“Earthwalks for Body and Spirit is an extremely effective guide for deepening your connection to Life. Using its practical and powerful techniques will awaken within you a more conscious and loving relationship with the Earth. ” ― Joseph Cornell, author of Listening to Nature and Sharing Nature with Children

“For indigenous people everywhere walking is spiritual as well as physical–an ecstatic journey into our oneness with nature. In these magical pages, Jim Endredy opens the door to that journey. Earthwalks for Body and Spirit is a beautiful invitation for you to shapeshift your life!” ― John Perkins, author of Shapeshifting and Spirit of the Shuar

“Earthwalks provides us with techniques for walking that produce enhanced states of awareness.” ― Heidi Rain, Spirit of Change, September/October 2002

“This fun and informative book can serve as an important step in discovering a real connection with planet Earth.” ― HN, NapraReview, Sept/Oct 2002

“An extremely satisfying, well-written book!” ― Jenn House, Magical Blend, November 2002