"Here is a clear and precise book which is not only an introduction to the practice and the benefits of the breathing exercises of the Afghan March, but which uses this method of rhythmic breathing as a complement when working on the different chakras or when meditating on the inner smile. Sylvie Alice Royer succeeds, thanks to her use of the Afghan march and her personal approach, to make us reach a revitalization and a complete regeneration in order to keep our capital healthy".Corinne Stiegler, daughter of the creator of the Afghan march Édouard G. Stiegler (2014)


This educational book has been designed to accompany anyone who wants to learn Afghan walking as simply and effectively as possible. It is not a substitute for the support of an instructor who can best develop the data and validate the implementation of the lessons. However, you will find the information you need for a good theoretical understanding of the Afghan march. You will also find some basic tips on some personal hygiene approaches related to higher oxygenation.

This document is divided into four parts, as proposed in the teaching of MAQ. For a better understanding of the subject, we invite you, possibly after your workshop, to follow a similar mode of progressive integration, that is from one week to the next, ideally over a period of one month.








Édouard G. Stiegler

The concept of the Afghan march was developed in the early 80s by Édouard G. Stiegler. He was already interested in the impact of breathing on health as an advanced practitioner of Dr. Hanish's breathing exercises. During an economic mission in Afghanistan, he had the opportunity to observe caravans and was interested in their physical endurance. Indeed, these caravans sometimes traveled hundreds of miles in one stroke, stopping only to sleep for a few hours. By mid-October, as the temperature was cold, he could observe the breathing of these nomads thanks to the formation of water vapors during the expiration. He then wondered whether their secret was not in the synchronization of steps and breath. He therefore ex