How many times a day do you take a breath and just allow your senses to take in your environment? If you notice children and kids, they live from their senses, noticing the wonders of the universe. But as we get older, the educational system encourages us to succeed in using our minds, passing tests and getting a good paying job. Technology further takes us away from our senses and more into our left brain.
Humans now spend so much time in their minds thinking about the past and the future rarely focusing on our breath, our feet on the ground, the breeze hitting our skin, or the magnificent colors of the trees or the flowers around us. The great thing about taking a break from our minds and being in nature is that the animals, the trees, the plants and the rocks all live in the present moment, and this makes it easier for us to slow down. When we are not busy digesting the past and the future, we can then slow down and take in our environments.
The benefits are not only peace of mind and relaxation, but also of our physical and mental health.
I would like to invite you all again to take a break from the chaos of your daily life. Sunday May 19, 2013 11am-1pm
Learn about and practice a simple way of walking practiced by Native Americans that:
Reduces strain on your body
Brings a greater awareness of your self and surroundings
Puts you into alpha (meditative) state of mind
Reconnects you to the present moment and nature
Taught and Guided by Becky La Plante, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist At Anew Massage and Wellness
# Of People is Limited. Please R.S.V.P. Please call (860) 341-1227 to R.S.V.P. and for more details.
At Mclean Refuge in Granby, of 10 /202http://www.mcleangamerefuge.org/Directions/directions.htmDonation Appreciated but not required