Yoga and meditation in nature: all the benefits of practicing surrounded by greenery

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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Practicing Yoga and meditation surrounded by nature really gives us an edge. In reality we can try to practice in any place where we feel comfortable, but the contact with natural spaces adds its own benefits to those we get by dedicating ourselves to the practice of Yoga and meditation.



To practise Yoga e meditation immersed in the nature identity it really gives us an edge. In reality we can try to practice in any place where we feel comfortable, but the contact with natural spaces adds its own benefits to those we get by dedicating ourselves to Yoga and meditation.



This is why, especially during the summer, some Yoga centers organize meetings for meditation or asana practice in the park or combine these activities with a walk in the mountains.

In our daily life we ​​tend to spend a lot of time indoors, unless the work we do or the sport we practice leads us to live outdoors. If we need to increase our time away from home, when we can we can associate an afternoon to be spent outdoors with the practice of asanas and meditation.

In fact, practicing Yoga and meditation means find a connection with ourselves and with the world around us. Many centuries ago the ancient Yogis began to meditate in the forests and to consider nature as a temple. Over time, monasteries and meditation centers have sprung up in these special places, which are sometimes located in clearings among the trees.

To meditate and practice Yoga - and above all to bring its benefits into our daily life - we don't need to flee to the East or go in search of a hermitage at any cost. We can first try to meditate in the room of our house that we prefer, and then take some opportunity to dedicate ourselves to Yoga and meditation in a park, in a meadow or simply in our garden, or even near trees. That way we can feel about ourselves the regenerating effect of contact with nature.

Natural spaces have the advantage of giving us tranquility, beauty and silence. Contact with nature can help us awaken our human and spiritual potential. There is perhaps nothing more pleasant than walking barefoot in a meadow or strolling among the trees to find new energy.



There are many meditation techniques. Tibetan monks, for example, practice the walking meditation, where you focus on your steps and your breath to keep your attention on the present moment.

Wherever we can practice sitting meditation following the method we prefer. Beginners can simply sit comfortably cross-legged, close their eyes and focus on the rhythm of their breathing, the sounds of nature, or the signals sent by the body.

When we meditate or practice Yoga in contact with nature, all our respect goes to the world around us, to the Earth and its creatures. Every blade of grass comes to life and so do we, with a view to well-being and renewal.

It is as if nature had a message to whisper to us, addressed precisely to us. Before we start meditating or practicing asanas we can admire the landscape that surrounds us, turn our attention to the trees that surround us and identify with their resistance to the sun, rain and any climatic condition day after day. We can also try to hug a tree, as the teaches us silvotherapy.

After admiring the beauty of nature that is manifested around us, we feel more ready to dedicate ourselves to meditation and the concentration in the practice of asanas will also be better. This is because our mind and body over the centuries have developed precisely in contact with natural elements.

When we commit to finding them, we feel at home again. The peace and tranquility of nature will begin to flow within us when we find our favorite place in the green to dedicate ourselves to Yoga and meditation and we will have extraordinary results, which we can then recall during the daily practice within the walls of the house or in other closed environments. It is really no coincidence that many yoga postures imitate nature and its elements. So let's open our hearts, let's relax the mind and let us be rocked. We will feel regenerated and ready to face the difficulties of life.



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