Combining Sensory Yoga, Walking & Nature is a truly Magical Experience.
Sensory Yoga & Walking in the forest and fields offers better quality of sleep and improved moods, even if the amount of physical activity is relatively slow and peaceful.
Research indicates that walking amongst trees reduces: fatigue, lowers stress, decreases blood pressure lowers heart rate.
Studies suggest these effects are principally caused by increased oxygen levels, and by phytoncides which are natural oils produced by plants for defence - from which humans can gain enormous benefit from. Forests, with a variety of pine, cedar, spruce, and conifer trees, appear to be the most beneficial in helping us dissolve stress and tiredness, leaving us feeling more alive and centred.
Out in the forest we experience a new dimension when doing our yoga outside. The birdsong and rustling leaves can alert us to notice the beauty and grace of nature. Walking with awareness of your breath and body can provide a calming effect.
Stopping and focusing just on sights, smells, what we hear and touching the different textures can explode our senses and deepen our connection with ourselves and nature.
When taking a leisurely walk and practicing yoga, it’s important to keep in mind that our body is constantly in motion and naturally will to flow with the rhythm of our breath.
The combination of sensory yoga and walking is a great way to connect with the healing and calming nature of nature while still being mindful of our physical limitations. It's a beautiful way to cultivate stillness, honour our body, and connect with our deep inner wisdom.
By reflecting on our nature directed practice, we can deepen and refine it, and by practicing heart-based awareness, we can generate positive emotions and increase the texture and richness of our experiences in nature and within ourselves.
Breathing and Meditation can also be made easy and used in our daily lives to help us reset and slow down our racing minds.
So let's connect with nature, take a sensory yoga and walking experience that takes care of ourselves, our environment, each other, and together, enjoy the benefits of Sensory Yoga and Walking!
COST: Free or Donate to Gwent Wildlife Trust to help preserve our forest. BOOK: via email - firstname.lastname@example.org or text -07454513877
Non yoga folks are welcome as movements will be easy, so feel free to invite a friend.
An ability to walk on a rough gravel road and perhaps stand amongst the trees.
Unpredictable weather requires wearing layers and additional layers to ensure you keep warm throughout our walk as we will be stopping doing easy yoga and potentially sitting or lying down for relaxation.
We will meet in the carpark at 10.20am and set off together at 10.30am
CAN'T MAKE THIS Sensory Yoga Walk? BOOK the NEXT Yoga Walk DATE: Saturday 16 September 2023 in Abergavenny
We LOVE to help support the preservation of our Wildlife & Forests If you are able, please Donate to Gwent Wild Life Trust
Gwent Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to nurturing and restoring our wildlife, part of a network of Wildlife Trusts across the UK. For almost 60 years, we have been the leading conservation charity in Gwent, protecting wildlife and our natural environment, working to educate and empower people to understand and care about the natural world wherever they live, and influencing governments and others to make our corner of Wales a better place, richer in wildlife and more enjoyable for all.
This is no secret. Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate - some are calling it the next mass extinction - and the threat of climate catastrophe is a constant worry. There is still hope - we believe we can tackle both of these critical issues - but we have to act now. “The Wildlife Trusts combine local action, with national impact, as part of a global vision for nature’s recovery. They are bringing wildlife back and restoring the natural world we love so much. Please support them as much as you can.” - Sir David Attenborough