According to Live Strong, getting out in the fresh air can increase your energy levels, improve the quality of your sleep, and help to reduce stress and depression. With this in mind, you can get even more from your mindfulness practice now that spring has sprung by performing it in your garden.
If you’re interested in taking your mindfulness practice outdoors, follow these tips to quickly transform your garden into a space you can relax in whenever the sun is shining.
Create your own quiet area
If you’re planning on making practicing mindfulness in your garden a habit, you should create a quiet area you can retreat to whenever you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Pick a secluded spot in your garden — you want somewhere that isn’t overlooking neighbours or your kids’ play area. You can make the space more private by erecting some trellis, which you can grow climbers up over the years to make the spot even more relaxing. If you’re looking for something less permanent, you can opt for a temporary wicker partition instead.
To complete your relaxation area, you should also invest in some comfy garden furniture that will help your troubles melt away. Wyevale Garden Centres stocks a great range of sun loungers that are perfect for helping you into an outdoor meditation session, and they’ll match the price if you can find the same item cheaper elsewhere.
Embrace ‘less is more’
Once you’ve set up a quiet area in your garden, you can expand the concept to your entire outdoor space. Minimalism is a huge garden design trend at the moment, and the sleek lines and soothing colour schemes of this style can help you reach a relaxed state of mindfulness. Furthermore, minimalist gardens are easy to keep tidy, taking a lot of the stress out of maintaining a garden. Take a look at the minimalist garden collection on Pinterest for ideas on how you can transform your garden into a tranquil oasis that will be the perfect place to practice mindfulness.
Set the atmosphere
Whether you’ve established a quiet space or you’ve transformed your entire garden into a relaxing retreat, it’s important to set the mood whenever you sit down to meditate. You can do this with your favourite incense and some soothing music on a Bluetooth speaker. If you usually light some candles to help you relax, you can pick up one of the garden lanterns from notonthehighstreet.com to stop them from being blown out by a gust of wind.
So, there you have it: our tips for transforming your garden into the perfect place to practice mindfulness in the sunshine and fresh air. Follow these and you’ll have your own little oasis to relax in at the end of each day over spring and summer.