Mindfulness walks in nature
Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation that focuses on the present moment through paying attention, in a non-judgmental manner, to your senses and surroundings. Practicing mindfulness in nature is a great way to achieve a sense of balance and peace, and to connect with the places that are most meaningful to us.
Doing low to moderate exercise in nature on a regular basis can help to lower blood pressure, improve sleep and increase energy levels. Mindfulness walks take this idea further and help you slow down and focus on the present moment - each step, each breath – feeling calm and relaxed.
Come along for a mindfulness walk at Kinglake National Park
Relax, focus your mind on the present and join Ranger Tony Fitzgerald for a 15-minute mindfulness walk along the Stuart-Judd Track at Jehosaphat Gully at Kinglake National Park, located on the traditional lands of both the Taungurung and Wurundjeri Peoples.
7 Days of Mindfulness in Nature
Kinglake National Park ranger Tony Fitzgerald helped us put together a seven-day program for developing mindfulness in nature. Tony has decades of practice in the field of meditation in nature and says “mindfulness has never been more needed.”
Why not give it a try? You might be surprised by how much you change in just a week.
Ready to continue your mindfulness journey?
There’s a walking trail to suit everyone’s fitness and abilities. Explore the Parks Victoria website to find your local park. Parks Victoria offers a range of free easy, intermediate and advanced volunteer-led park walks and mindfulness walks for those who prefer a guided group walk experience. Visit the guided park walks page for further information.
Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and when you finish your walk, take a few more deep breaths, pause and reflect on the calm sense of being in nature. Slowly return to your regular activity.