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Meditation Garden - Winter
Is there any walk more peaceful than through the falling snow? All life seems calmed and stilled. Birds sit tight to knobby branches. Ducks float gently on an unfrozen space of pond.
Winter meditation outdoors is a time to harmonize with stillness and quiet; to realign with inner peace. A small meditation garden can even be created in the city.
Sitting in your meditation garden, walking in a park or along a snowy street is an opportune time to practice regular even breathing. If sitting - counts 1, 2, breathe in; counts 3, 4, breathe out. And, if walking - take 2 steps while breathing in; 2 steps while breathing out.
After a few minutes seep within to your own center of warmth. Reflect that in the meeting of stillness outside and within, we reach a natural balance of appreciation and attunement with the rhythms of life; the coming and going of day and season.
Finish your outdoor meditation with a deep breath in and out; going indoors revitalized!
Meditation Garden - Spring
Meditation Garden - Summer
Meditation Garden - Fall
Meditation and photo credit Susan Helene Kramer; mallards on pond in a village park, The Netherlands
For offline reading
Meditation Lessons for Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages.
Meditation for all Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations.
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