Garden Meditation Day
Garden Meditation Day is observed next on Friday, May 3rd, 2024 (154 days from today).
Garden Meditation Day, annually on May 3rd, is a great opportunity to encourage people to spend more time for relaxing.
It is the practice of taking time out of one's busy routine and going to a garden, choosing a beautiful spot, and then meditating to relax your mind and body. The meditation garden is exclusively designed to separate you from the outside world and allow you to focus on your inner peace. It is a natural space with natural agents such as gentle flowing water, helping to calm your mind and help you focus. This day provides a reminder that everyone needs time off right now to relax, rejuvenate and get in touch with nature.
History of Garden Meditation Day
The concept of meditation is ancient. Evidence of its existence and practice dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries in the South Asian cultures of Hinduism and Buddhism. In the 19th century, as Asian culture spread around the world, the concept of meditation was one of the most quickly adopted by Westerners?
With meditation, the idea is to create spaces conducive to meditation. As a result, people started designing traditional landscapes such as exotic gardens with ponds, wind chimes, and soothing music. The essence of garden meditation is rooted in Chinese and Japanese cultures, and their gardens are often displayed in Western countries. The Asian texts on meditation are considered the most remarkable.
The fact that garden meditation has become an annual practice in the United States is thanks to CL Fornari, who is also known as 'The Gardening Lady.' Fornari is a horticultural artist who believes that gardening and gardening help connect with us and with nature. She points out that taking care of plants, planting seeds, and simply talking to plants helps us connect with our inner self and give us a deeper understanding of ourselves and what our mind does and our bodies need to feel better.
Although the true origin of this date is unclear, and there is not much to learn about it. To be fair, Garden Meditation Day has been celebrated since at least 2000. As awareness of garden meditation grew, more and more people joined in.
Benefits of Meditation
Working in the garden, tending to plants and flowers, or resting quietly on a bench on a clear day in the garden is forms of meditation. Both can be restorative and are a refreshing way to be in nature.
Meditation and gardening have many benefits. When you combine it with the outdoor tranquility of a garden, you can also enjoy the benefits nature has to offer.
- Fresh Air - We immediately benefit from fresh air.
- Sound Therapy - The natural sounds of birds, fountains, or the wind blowing through trees help relieve the daily chaos of televisions, radios, and other devices in the home.
- Pain Relief - Physical activity in the garden helps loosen joints and stretch muscles. However, meditation alone also helps with pain relief.
- Vitamin D - Natural (albeit limited) dose of sun bounty keeps us healthy and strong. Be careful to reduce the risk of overexposure by wearing sunscreen or protective clothing.
- Improve Sleep - Get better rest by communicating with nature. Whether you spend time weeding or concentrating among the flowers, sleep will come easier.
- Reduce Anxiety - Anxiety begins to disappear as our muscles relax and we take deeper, slower breaths. Gardening exercise also allows us to forget about our worldly worries for a while.
Some reasons for Garden Meditation Day being loved
- Meditation improves concentration
Meditation is a great way to take a break after hard work. A short meditation session can help get rid of unwanted stress and negative thoughts, helping you focus on what needs to be done.
- Gardening brings us closer to nature
Gardening or caring for plants is a good habit. It brings us closer to nature as we temporarily separate from the rest of the world and enjoys nature.
- The purpose is to bring people to the gardens
Today, many people live in concrete forests and it is taking a toll on their health. Garden meditation aims to get people out and about getting a dose of Vitamin D while helping them release stress.
How to Celebrate Garden Meditation Day
Celebrating Garden Meditation Day can be one of the most relaxing and fulfilling practices of your entire year. Meditation has a long history as a method to help ease our mind and spirit, and meditating in a garden really connects you to nature and people simultaneously. You can go into the garden for some private introspection, or you can join others in organized public garden meditations around the world. Want to spread your love of gardening and maybe show off your garden a little? You can host a meditation session in your own garden and invite friends and family to join you for a day of relaxation and soul searching.
ObservedGarden Meditation Day has been observed annually on May 3rd.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023
Friday, May 3rd, 2024
Saturday, May 3rd, 2025
Sunday, May 3rd, 2026