Find inspiration in the natural environment from mindful walking and observation of what is around you, tuning in with all your senses. Instead of rushing through we move slowly, stay a while, with the option to also create a piece of transient art in situ, amidst the forest. Mindfully choose from twigs, feathers, rocks, leaves, whatever you find around you and are drawn to, then create with it. Perhaps a mandala? A nature mandala is a circular and non-permanent symbol using patterns to represent the circle of life. They are made with organic materials found in nature.
Benefits: tapping into mindfulness, connecting with nature, slowing down, allowing your inherent creativity to flow.
Quote: from Saraha, Buddhist Yogi: ‘Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the centre of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think is the mandala of our life.’