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Mindfulness Meditation Practices For a Calm Summer

Meditation Rocks

Summer brings a sense of excitement and possibility. It’s a time for outdoor adventures, gatherings with loved ones, and soaking up the sunshine. But amidst the hustle and bustle of summer activities, it’s essential to carve out moments of stillness and presence. 

Incorporating mindfulness meditation into your summer routine can help you stay grounded, calm, and connected amidst all the business of this season. And did you know that studies have shown it can also have a positive effect on physical wellbeing

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Mindful eating
  • Gratitude lists
  • Breathing exercises
  • Journaling
  • Noticing the senses, wherever you are.

If you don’t have one set it place already, it can be hard to build a routine. Let’s take a look at how you can cultivate mindfulness throughout the summer months.

Start Your Day with Mindfulness Meditation

Begin your summer mornings with a mindful routine to set a positive tone for the day ahead. Find a quiet spot and take a few minutes for deep breathing exercises upon waking. Focus on your breath, the sensations in your body, or the sounds of nature outside your window. Allow yourself to ease into the day with a sense of calm and intention.

Take the Practise Outdoors

Take advantage of the natural beauty of summer by bringing your meditation practice outdoors. Find a quiet spot in your backyard, a nearby park, or even by the beach to sit and meditate amidst nature’s tranquility. Close your eyes, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the natural world around you.

Savor the Unique Summer Sensations

Summer is a feast for the senses, offering an abundance of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures to delight in. Practice mindful awareness by savoring the sensations of summer—whether it’s the sweetness of ripe berries, the feel of cool grass beneath your feet, or the sound of waves crashing on the shore. Engage all your senses fully in the present moment and cultivate gratitude for the simple joys of summer.

Embrace Outdoor Activities Mindfully

Summer provides endless opportunities for outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to swimming and picnicking. Approach these activities with mindfulness by tuning into your body and surroundings as you engage in them. Notice the rhythm of your breath as you move, the sensation of the earth beneath your feet, and the beauty of the natural scenery around you.

Cultivate Gratitude for Summer Blessings

Take time each day to reflect on the blessings of summer and cultivate gratitude for the abundance in your life. Keep a gratitude journal where you can write down three things you’re thankful for each day, whether it’s a breathtaking sunset, a laughter-filled gathering with friends, or a moment of quiet reflection by the water. By focusing on the positive aspects of summer, you can enhance your overall sense of well-being and contentment.

As you navigate the joys and challenges of summer, remember to prioritize mindfulness and presence in your daily life. By incorporating meditation, mindfulness practices, and gratitude into your summer routine, you can cultivate a deeper sense of connection, joy, and appreciation for the season’s gifts. Embrace each moment with open-hearted awareness, and savor the richness of summer in all its glory.

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