Last year I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the first ever Wild Collective hosted by Dr Brenda Tapp here in Peterborough.
The Wild Collective not only helped to re-enforce some of my previous education and knowledge, but it also enlightened me, and inspired me, and empowered me to ask more questions ... It also introduced me to a group of amazing women.
So when I heard that a second session was running and there is a third in the calendar, I knew that I needed more people to know about the program ...
... more women needed to feel inspired and empowered ...
... more women need to come over to the Wild!
For our last less traditional meditation we are going to look at a wandering meditation. Make sure that you also check out the art and tea meditation posts while you are here.
Some of you might be familiar with the concept of forest bathing, if you are this will feel similar to you ... but a little bit different as well.
For a simple wandering meditation you can go anywhere ... a forest, meadow, garden, park, your neighbourhood, anywhere you have space to move around and maybe a little quiet as well.
The key to this type of meditation is moving slowly ... this is not a race ... this is a slow meander ... an aimless wander.
Continuing my series of blogs highlighting non-traditional meditations, let's look at a tea meditation.
Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed in various forms since as early as 3rd century AD in China, however most of us mindlessly make and drink it.
We have lost the ritual and the sacredness of enjoying a perfect cup of tea from start to finish.
I know that I am bad for making a cup and then walking away, relying on my family to jump when the timer goes off ... yes I set a timer when I brew a cup of tea lol ... or reheating a cup over and over because I have gotten distracted with another task and waked away from a cup completely.
All is not lost though ... what if we brought back the ritual, the mindfulness, the sacredness of a beautiful cup of tea ... what if we tried a tea meditation, even if it is only with one cup a day? What if we slowed down and enjoyed the process from start to finish, from a meditative sense?
Brien-anne RMT, CA
I am passionate not only about Massage Therapy & Aromatherapy, but also living a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to do the same!