Bring These Guided Meditations Outside with You

Explore these mindfulness practices you can do in a park, on a walk, or sitting in your own backyard.

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Meditate on The Move

We spend so much of our time trying to get from Point A to Point B. Mindful walking meditation provides an opportunity to strengthen and focus your awareness, so you can break out of autopilot and begin to pay more attention to your movement. Whether you’re walking to work, taking the dog around the block, or just going for a stroll, this meditation encourages you to savor the journey.

A Daily Mindful Walking Practice from Mark Bertin

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Savor the Sounds Around You

We often think that meditation requires peace and quiet, but you can also use sounds as the object of your focus. This meditation helps you recognize sounds as they come and go, without labeling them as ‘annoying’ or ‘disruptive.’ Find a spot outside to sit or lay down and notice what you can hear: children playing, lawn mowers humming, birds rustling in the trees. With mindfulness, you can shift your relationship to these sounds.

Turning Sounds into a Meditation Practice from Bob Stahl

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Breathe in Fresh Air

There’s nothing more calming than taking a deep breath of fresh air. This meditation leads you through a cycle of long, conscious breaths by breathing in for a count of three, and breathing out through a count of five. Repeating this pattern triggers your body’s relaxation response, putting both your mind and body at ease. You can use this meditation any time you notice stress building, or if you simply want to feel more relaxed.

A Guided Meditation to Encourage Deep Breathing from Shamash Alidina

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