“Get lost in nature and you will find yourself”
We’re dreaming of spring! With the days getting a little warmer and the sun peaking out it’s hard to stay indoors. And evidence says that exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. Some of the benefits include improved blood pressure, improved mental health, less stress, and a decreased risk for cancer. Do you need any more reasons to get outside today?
Exploring outside, collecting precious items, breathing fresh air, and taking time with our family.
We wish you time to to reflect on what’s important to you and take some time to savor it.
Oh yah…. and maybe even take those treasures you picked up and make a playdough pizza for lunch.
Breathe in Nature
Breathe in deeply – the flowers, the grass, the trees, the fresh air. Breathing in the great outdoors can help us to feel more connected to ourselves, nature and everyone around us.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Download a printable copy of our “nature scavenger hunt”.
Maybe even take your yoga practice outdoors!
Collect your treasures and arrange them into a mandala.
Making a mandala is a great way to introduce meditation to children. It’s a meditation that focuses attention and allows for true self-expression. A visual journaling that sparks your creativity and relieves stress.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Since it activates both the analytical and creative sides of the brain, it enhances problem solving skills, refines motor skills and produces inner strength.
Plus it’s fun!
Try to spend at least a few minutes outdoors every day.