Place yourself in a wonderful beautiful garden – see your favorite trees, flowers, smell the most beautiful scents, feel the warm air, hear the birds sing.
It is a very simple practice….
Sitting quietly, constructively using the senses, is one way to relax and to rest to your central nervous system. The mind is absorbed, contained, and focused…”
Your mind relaxes and loosens as you focus on colors, scents, the sunlight, birdsong or the breeze. That nervous energy within you slows down and you breathe in the moment.
The proverbial 'power of now' - sedates you.
If we can learn to stop and breathe in a garden then our society's ever-growing need for Paxil will be greatly minimized.
the bold, bright stripes of a White Striped Century Plant
or the ‘pow’ of a garden walk.
As you look at this photo of a walk your eye may travel to the 4' tall focal point (set upon a tall plinth) or the white pine tree in the rear that stands sentry over the garden. Observation and appreciation of such things cultivates our focus - and calms us.
A serenity garden, filled with a myriad of natural wonders, offers each of us a blissful way to relax.