I've seen people pacing back and forth during davening.

  1. a) Is this a problem because of makom kevuah? b) What the halachic parameters of having a makom kevuah?

  2. Should one be in set place when he's davening?

  • I saw an article about this type of behavior once. How animals in backyard zoos feel confined and trapped which causes them to pace back and forth incessantly.
    – user6591
    Sep 4, 2014 at 17:08
  • What does that have to do with what I'm asking? Sep 4, 2014 at 17:17
  • Pacing = feeling trapped and a desire to get out. Not something you want to be feeling or displaying while standing before Hashem.
    – user6591
    Sep 4, 2014 at 17:19
  • Can you try to find me this article and send me a link to it? Sep 4, 2014 at 18:05
  • Here is an article that on discusses the Halachos of Seats. Sep 4, 2014 at 18:07

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The Rebbe Rashab in Kuntres Hatefila says clearly not to walk around during davening, and says that even if someone claims it helps them concentrate, they're wrong, it distracts them. I don't have an answer to part 1 of your question. ( https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2155/6886)

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    Can you send me the link where he says this? Sep 7, 2014 at 1:29
  • I can't find it online, but I'll take a photo of it when i have time
    – user613
    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:55

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