Need more mindful activities?

here are five ways to help mind and body live in the moment.

Stress reduction

Want to incorporate a bit of mindfulness into your life but not sure how to begin? There are several locations around that offer stress reducing activities for everyday life.

Eating

Do you see chopping your vegetables as an opportunity for a bit of reflection? How about waiting for the kettle to boil? If the answer’s no but you want to change this, there are now classes in how to enjoy and savour these mini moments of calm. There are people who can advice on mindful eating habits.

Relationships

Anger, irritation and those niggling feelings that your partner is not really “present” some of the time are all common issues in relationships that can drive a couple apart. That’s where mindfulness training can help. Instead of snapping or saying the thing you’ll later regret, those in mindful relationships make an effort to live with their feelings, accept them and examine them without acting on them, which sounds easier said than done!

Adventures

Whether you fancy a guided walk, mindful camping or a sea kayaking experience. Wilderness adventures like kayaking and white water rafting aim to help us recognise peacefulness in everyday activity. Just a day break can do wonders.

Spas

Spend a day at the Spa silently walking and revelling in the wonders of nature on this one- that promises to reinvigorate body and soul and reconnect us with the wonders of nature found upon our doortsteps. The day ends with a session about learning to appreciate and recognise the wilderness in our everyday lives.

Inspired by: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/23/need-more-mindful-activities-five-things-to-try

Sea Kayaking & Vipassana meditation together – Enough said!

Vipassana Meditation & Sea Kayaking Retreat with Mark Coleman

Take a break from winter cold and join a Vipassana meditation retreat and sea kayaking trip in the pristine wilderness of the Sea of Cortez.

Last year we were accompanied by pods of Bottlenosed and Spinner dolphins, and even a majestic Blue whale – the largest mammal on the planet. The night skies are dazzling star studded shows, with dreamy sunrises and sunsets. With the rugged back drop of craggy mountains, and the deep blue waters and clear skies it is a powerful combination of elements.

This is a delightful place to practice meditation, connecting deeply with the beautiful and powerful forces of nature through turquoise seas, vast skies and Baja desert islands. We will spend time meditating on beautiful remote beaches, under exquisite sunrises, and sunset skies, doing mindful kayaking between campsites, and nighttime paddling with the mind blowing bioluminesence.

The retreat will be mostly in silence to support the meditative process, and there will be several periods of meditation daily as well as time for discussion, talks on the themes of meditation in nature, talking circles and opportunities for one to one work with the Mark Coleman. There will also be free time to swim, snorkel and enjoy this spectacular setting.

Source: http://seatrek.com/seatrekbaja_wp/trips/meditation-retreat/

 

Blissful Meditation Retreats

Would love to hit these retreats as a bucket list in life:

http://www.tripstodiscover.com/18-of-the-worlds-most-blissful-meditation-retreats/

Enjoy!!