Walking a meditation path in your own garden is a private time and space to rejuvenate and regain peace!
In the photo see that I have laid 12 inch (30cm) square by 1 inch (2.5cm) thick pavers in a winding pattern so that the path completely crosses the "forest section" which is 12 feet (4 meters) across in 2 intersecting lines.
This layout shows there are 4 points of entry onto the meditation path - giving lots of variety to your contemplative walk. I spaced each paver to be able to comfortably step from one to the next.
Tools I used to lay the pavers: a small hand trowel; a small bubble level; a garden rake.
Method: Using the rake - mine is 15 inches (37.5cm) across - drag it through the garden to form a pathway through your bushes or trees. Then place your pavers at comfortable walking distance apart. Then, starting at one entrance, lay the bubble level on each paver, and with the small trowel dig out or build up the underlying surface till the paver is level. I set my pavers to be above ground level to keep surrounding earth from washing over them in the rain.
Now, stand back, admire your work and go ahead and enjoy walking your garden meditation path!
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Article and photo credit Susan Helene Kramer