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Summer outdoor meditating

Summer outdoor meditating

Summer is a season where anything seems possible. There’s a carefree feeling in the air, so it’s the perfect time to make the most of the positive train of thought. The last summer days are upon us so make the most of them. Delve into meditation and see if you can push that happiness even further.

Take time these summer holidays to take your meditation practise up a notch. Variety is the spice of life. Find balance on the beach, in the park, in bed, by the pool or even amidst rainfall. Here’s how:

Start small
If you start with a mere three minutes a day you’ll notice a change in your mood and clarity of mind. Overtime you can slowly build up to longer but don’t bite off more than you can chew. Start with what you can manage and what will make you feel good about what you’ve done. Every little bit of stillness goes a long way.

You can quieten your mind anywhere
Find a secluded spot. In nature, it can actually be easier to meditate as there’s many soothing sounds that will ground you in the moment. Listen to the waves crashing on the beach, birds singing, water trickling through a stream, or rain hitting the roof. As you focus on these sounds, you’ll notice some of the stresses of life having less importance in your mind.

Do it your way. Practise is the process.
There are a million and one ways and places to meditate. Do it your own way. We’re all different and what works for someone else may not work for you. Find a time that fits into your schedule and choose a location that works for you. What do you find relaxing? Practising is the process of meditation itself, so be compassionate with yourself. Over time you’ll see the difference.

Absorb the colours of nature
When the sun's out, everything looks prettier. It gets that warm golden glow. Sit and observe all the colours and tones. Take in the beauty of the sky, flowers, trees and even the people around you. During rain notice how colours go more vibrant. After rainfall see how vibrant greenery look. Take in the colours of nature despite what that weather may bring.

Where’s your favourite place to meditate? Let us know on Instagram or Twitter! @SilathaJourney

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