Garden Meditation Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to garden meditation. This method of relaxation allows you to regain vitality, relieve nervous tension, find harmony with your body and just relax, distracting yourself from the worries, cares and problems around you. The holiday is celebrated on May 3.
There is no exact date of the appearance of Garden Meditation Day. It is believed that a woman named C.L. Fornari contributed greatly to its creation. She actively promoted the idea of garden meditation practices in the United States. People sometimes need to unite with nature to feel their own life energy.
Fornari was also a painter and a horticulturist. Creating landscapes and other paintings required inspiration, which she drew from meditation in the garden. Soft music, the sound of leaves, birdsong, the pleasant murmur of a stream (if any). Such an atmosphere has the power to inspire.
In general, the practice of meditation dates back centuries. As far back as China and India in ancient times, there were similar practices. People went into deep contact with nature and themselves, drawing new energy and relaxation. Today, meditation practices are in wide demand all over the world as an excellent adjunct or even an alternative component of classical medicine.
- There are meditations with an orientation to taste. D. Siegel, who told the public about it, concluded that it would greatly improve one’s perception of food intake. The idea is simple: put a raisin in your mouth (or something else) and focus for 5 minutes on its taste. The change in subsequent eating will be amazing! You will have a much deeper sense of taste.
- Experts recommend having meditation sessions in a balanced state (when you are not very active, but you are not in a tired or apathetic state).
How to celebrate
Study the existing meditation techniques in more detail. Try to implement them. Visit a garden or just a quiet place in the woods. Try solitude with nature.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they use meditation. Do these practices work? What beneficial effect do they have?
When is Garden Meditation Day celebrated in 2024?
Garden Meditation Day is observed on May 3 each year.