One of our wonderful yoga teachers, Cass Lievsay ( @clickstercass ), shared her daily meditation in nature with us.. 🌿 "Hiking is where I found out who I really am.
Going hiking each day with my dogs is both cathartic and meditative. It’s a beautiful meditation in nature that fulfills my needs both physically and spiritually. Each day I find myself on a mental journey that is neither planned nor expected but I allow myself to be vulnerable and therefore I am taken places I would otherwise not know.
Each experience is new and refreshing and such a gift. I’ve learned so much about myself.
Everything I have learned has been inside me all of these years but until I was able to tap into this moving meditation — which happened quite by surprise—I would have never discovered these aspects of my make-up. Over the years I’ve tried journaling (definitely not my jam) and quiet meditation indoors (I fall asleep). So when I began hiking just to take my dogs on a walk in nature I was suddenly and unexpectedly transported spiritually. I love the quiet. The beauty and peace that surround me both energizes and calms me. Often I am so lost in thought that I forget exactly where I am, but my feet and my doggies know! I don’t always choose quiet on my hikes. I often listen to a book, invite a friend or even chat on the phone, but I spend plenty of the time in silence. The pure joy, bliss and gratitude I experience in these journeys are both physical (I literally feel like my heart could explode with gratitude) and deeply spiritual.
I’ve made some very deep and heavy life decisions on these hikes. I’ve figured things out that were roadblocks in my head anywhere else. I NEED this time in nature. It’s something I do every day—just like taking a shower or brushing my teeth. It’s part of my day. A priority. Hiking might not be for everyone but for me, it fills my soul, gives me peace and clarity and is what I need during this beautiful journey of life." From our latest blog post! ✨
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