Wed, Mar 27|
Mindfulness Walking Meditation
Mindfulness Walking Meditation is inspired by the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku translation “Forest Bathing.”
Time & Location
Mar 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Class completed, Thousand Oaks
About the Event
Have you ever wondered why meditation retreats and monasteries of many spiritual traditions are often found deep in the mountains or forests? Many cultures throughout the world have gone out into nature to find that nature provides not only a beautiful place to visit by also has healing powers. Yes, research now show that trees really do have healing powers! They release antimicrobial essential oils, called phytocides, that can improve immunity, sleep, cognitive functioning, reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety and depression.
This class is for those of us that find it difficult to sit still and meditate quietly on a cushion or need a well-deserved break from the mental clutter of our everyday lives.
Step into the sanctuary of the forest, and enjoy a gentle, guided walk through nature while performing naturalist observation exercises that will focus and calm the mind using sight, sound, touch, and smell. Exercises are designed to assist in learning how to release tension, open your senses, and deepen your relationship with nature.
* Class will meet in the parking lot across from the Kids' Adventure Garden.
Mindfulness Walking Mediation
Mindfulness Walking Meditation is inspired by the Japanese art of Shirrin Yoku “Forest Bathing.”