This month, we are appreciating nature and making sure we spend as much time out in nature – to rest and restore our health and wellbeing.
Here are some nature exercises for you to try with the family.
Wind bathing helps restore balance and harmony to your system.
Stand outside on a windy day and feel the wind touching your skin and hair. Turn around and let the wind touch your whole body.
Stand in the sunshine. Focus on your skin and notice how the warm sun feels on your face and body. Turn around slowly allowing the sun to massage your skin.
Choose a colour in nature – blue or green. Stand still and focus on that colour. Notice how it makes you feel. Breathe in and out slowly and feel as if you are relaxing in a lovely colour bath.
Look up at the clouds and watch them move. Notice the shapes and how they change. What shapes are they?
As you stand in the garden or park, notice 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can feel, 2 things you can smell and notice how you feel inside.
Look at a tree in the distance and relax your eyes and with soft eyes follow the shape of the tree.
The Relax Kids Nature audio gives children a chance to experience nature at home.
It brings the quiet of nature inside children’s heads and is like Forest bathing for the mind that gives all the healthy benefits without even needing to put on their coats!
The Nature audio includes 16 calming nature relaxation that help soothe anxieties and calm the nerves.
Examples include: lying in the soft grass, sitting in a peaceful cave and flying like a bird. These relaxations aim to develop confidence and creativity.
The Nature audio is the ultimate endorphin kick and immunity boost. The tracks on this audio will help children feel amazing, by releasing the same positive endorphins as a trip to the sea side, while teaching them important relaxation techniques that will help them manage their emotions as they journey through life.