Renew your Spirit with Celtic Mindfulness
A vacation should be a chance to relax, reconnect with yourself and your family members and take a much needed time out. But all too often a vacation does the exact opposite. The planning, the packing, curating the itinerary, passport control, jet lag, hire cars, sleep difficulties…. and before you know it its time to get back to work!
You do not need to go to a Yoga Centre, take a digital detox or undertake an intensive shamanic journey to find peace during your vacation. You just need to be.
There are many things you can incorporate into a day of touring or even spend a whole day exploring.
Have a look at the list below for a little inspiration!
Developed in Japan during the 1980s, Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku is a process that takes a relaxing walk in a forest and brings it that little bit further. Now part of Japans National Public Health Program, forest bathing has been proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing. No Hiking, no measuring steps or working up a seat. Simply meandering, sitting and breathing the stillness in. The lush greenery, the essential oils naturally produced by the trees and the fresh clean air.
The quickest and easiest way to ground yourself is to walk barefoot. The health benefits of walking barefoot are endless from improving sleep to changing the electrical activity in your brain. When you walk on a mountaintop, those feelings of well being are magnified, you literally feel on top of the world! Obviously, not everyone has the fitness levels to enable you to climb a mountain. That is not a problem as the highest road in Ireland happens to be in Wexford!
It goes without saying that meditation is of benefit to anyone and everyone. But often those unused to practising meditation find it hard to stay focused, get fidgety and struggle to calm their mind. A guided meditation can help, by following the guide’s voice you have an anchor to keep your mind focused on and the guide helps you find that place of inner peace. Guided meditation can also be used in other ways, to connect with the land, to find closure and work towards a goal or ambition.
Divorce or breaking apart from a long relationship, difficulties with family members, leaving a career behind all these and so much more can take a huge toll on our well being. The scars can often prevent us from moving on. A ritual acts as a visual full stop, giving you a definite point in time on which the wheel began to turn the other way. These deeply personal and very intimate rituals can do wonders, seriously changing the way you view yourself and the world around you. Curated especially for you and your unique path.