Finding our inner natures
Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions of successive lockdowns have underlined just how important getting out in nature is for our physical and mental health. People now value such a simple thing as walking more than ever before and have begun exploring their local woodlands and natural environments. Given the amount of stress we have all faced it is no wonder that people are turning to methods of improving themselves such as mindfulness and compassion, with self care now just as important as health care.
Data from the ONS in England published in February 2021 showed that 41% of adults found visiting local green and natural spaces even more important since coronavirus restrictions were introduced.
Forest Bathing, Mindful Walking and Natural Mindfulness: there has been a growth of interest and articles in the mainstream media - just look at some of the articles published recently and shared by Vice, Mens Health, The Guardian, The Independent...
All of these articles can be found at www.facebook.com/MindfulWalks