NATIONAL GARDEN MEDITATION DAY

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Group Lic. # SL3154233

 

According to the National Day Calendar site today is:

National Garden Meditation Day, annually on May 3rd, encourages everyone to take time for one’s self and relax.

 

Working in the garden, tending to the plants and flowers, or resting quietly on a bench on a beautiful day in the garden are forms of meditation. Both can be restorative to the soul and a refreshing way to be out in nature.

Meditation and gardening offer many benefits. When you couple it with the outdoor peace of a garden, you also get to enjoy the benefits nature has to offer.

  • Fresh air – Immediately we benefit from being in the fresh air.
  • Audio therapy – Natural sounds of the birds, a water fountain, or a breeze through the trees offer a reprisal from the everyday chaos of the television, radio, and other appliances indoors.
  • Eases pain – The physical activity of gardening helps to loosen joints and stretch muscles. However, meditation alone also helps to reduce pain.
  • Vitamin D – A natural dose (though limited) dose of the sun’s bounty keeps us healthy and strong. Do wear sunblock or protective wear to reduce your risk of overexposure.
  • Improve sleep – Rest better by communing with nature. Whether you spend time pulling weeds or focusing your thoughts among the flowers, sleep will come more easily.
  • Ease anxiety – Worries begin to evaporate as our muscles relax, and we take deeper slower breaths. The exercise of gardening also allows us to forget about our worldly concerns for a while.

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HOW TO OBSERVE #GardenMeditationDay

Whether you visit a park, a botanical garden, or sit quietly on the balcony looking out over the trees, Spend some time in the garden. Use #GardenMeditationDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL GARDEN MEDITATION DAY HISTORY

National Garden Meditation Day is part of the Gifts from the Garden Every Day in May.

 

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Abby Stiller 

Realtor® Lic. #3154233    

12 Years of Experience

RE/MAX Realty Group    Cape Coral Fort Myers Naples  Realtor Cape Coral      

 

I help Home buyers find their dream home & Homeowners sell for more. Thinking of buying or selling? Call/Text me: 239-284-8637   Your Honest & Dedicated Realtor!

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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Abby - I agree with every word of your post. I live in a condo in the heart of San Francisco, but have a garden plot in a community garden at nearby Fort Mason. I am enjoying my time there now more than ever. It is a tranquil place, no pesticides used so filled with birds, butterflies and bees. Benches are scattered throughout, with picnic tables in the central area. Plants and knowledge are shared by members. It is community in the true sense of the word.

Fort Mason Community Garden, SF, roses

May 03, 2020 07:49 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Abby Stiller since I have NO GARDENS, I do my best meditating on a lounge chair in the sun.... does it count to mention that I use baby oil?? if not, ignore it!!

May 03, 2020 08:05 AM #3
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Joan Cox
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Abby, I love planting, and playing in the dirt does give you a relaxed feeling!  Got some tomatoes planted, but in pots, as it may be a bit too early in the ground.  There could be a snowstorm waiting to kill my plants!   

May 03, 2020 08:23 AM #4
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John Pusa
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Abby Stiller thanks for the reminder and the benefits of the National Garden Meditation Day.

May 03, 2020 09:42 AM #5
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Will Hamm
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Hello Abby,  thanks for sharing your blog with us today on this subject.  We are in the 70's today so good day to work outside.

 

May 03, 2020 10:11 AM #6
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Love being out in nature, don't have my own garden right now, only common space, but i treat my local national park as my back yard and love walking through there listening to the birds singing, the water trilling across the rocks in the creek, etc. I feel all my cares lift off my shoulders beneath the canopy of the trees. I had my walk and often take a moment to stop and enjoy everythng around me. Thanks for the reminder.

 

 

May 03, 2020 10:53 AM #7
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Working in my garden, especially during these uncertain times, is great therapy for me. It's one of the few things that I can control these days.

May 03, 2020 02:18 PM #8
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Abby Stiller
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Happy Sunday Ron and Alexandra Seigel that's a great way to keep healthy and active. 

May 03, 2020 03:40 PM #9
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Abby Stiller
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You live in a beautiful place Lottie Kendall what a relaxing garden ! wow!

May 03, 2020 03:41 PM #10
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Abby Stiller
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Vitamin D is the best for the body and soul Barbara Todaro 

May 03, 2020 03:43 PM #11
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Abby Stiller
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oh no I hope you start getting a warmer weather soon Joan Cox 

May 03, 2020 03:44 PM #12
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Abby Stiller
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Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I have a big patio and I should start working on my garden before it gets warmer. I'm going to buy some plants next weekend :)

May 03, 2020 03:50 PM #13
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Abby Stiller
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You are right Debe Maxwell, CRS Being outside also help me to stay mentally healthy and disconnect a little bit from the everyday life. 

May 03, 2020 04:06 PM #14
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Hi Abby,  I did not know it was a National Garden Meditation Day - but today, I did take advantage of it.  We had a beautiful day - I saw many new little plants sprouting up.  Very peaceful.

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Same here! It is totally my best therapy, Abby!

Hope you have a marvelous Monday!

May 04, 2020 02:41 AM #16
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I do love going through any garden to meditate, preferably with a cold beer or glass of red wine.

May 04, 2020 08:31 AM #17
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I’ve had to escape the house numerous times thru this CV Shutdown. I either walk thru the woods with my dog or weed my flower beds .

May 05, 2020 10:01 AM #18
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Hello Abby - although there may be an official "day" --- any day is a good one when some time is spent outdoors.  In a garden or wherever.  Meditating, gardening or enjoying life.  Maybe all three and more.  

May 06, 2020 10:05 AM #19
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Abby Stiller
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In these crazy days you have to do anything possible to stay mentally healthy right Michael J. Perry Stay safe

May 06, 2020 10:30 AM #20
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Abby Stiller
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Yes definitely Michael Jacobs Yesterday, I went to the beach and it was the therapy. (I just posted about it today)

May 06, 2020 10:33 AM #21
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