In the fast-paced hustle and bustle of modern life, it is easy to lose touch with the world outside the screens and concrete jungles. The beautiful outdoors can offer us serenity with its beautiful, endless wonders of timeless beauty. It allows a chance to escape, unwind, and rediscover our deep connection with nature. Whether it is venturing into the wilderness, a dense forest, a great lake, rugged mountain range or rocky stone formation, it can invigorate our senses and clear our minds of clutter. With each step or breath, we can leave behind the stresses of daily life and immerse ourselves in the symphony of nature’s sounds; the sound of chirping birds, the gentle flow of water, the aesthetics of trees, flowers, fruit, all reveal the amazing beauty of life in its purest form.

The great outdoors can offer a wealth of physical and mental benefits. Studies have shown spending time in nature can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, improving overall well-being and mental clarity. It can help remind us of our place in the universe, small yet significant, part of something much greater than ourselves.

Embrace the outdoors and embark on a journey of discovery, rejuvenation, and awe, to appreciate not only the sense of belonging and renewal that nourishes the soul, but to appreciate the time of living in the moment while we can.

There is no shortage of exhilarating activities to choose from. The outdoor sports activities can offer the blend of adrenaline pumping excitement and natural beauty, making them an ideal way to experience the wonders of nature while staying active and adventurous.

From walking, hiking, running, cycling, white-water rafting and swimming, to mountain climbing, soccer, skiing, yoga and dancing, each activity presents its own unique challenges and rewards, allowing enthusiasts to push their limits, conquer fears and forge unforgettable memories in the great outdoors.

One of the most popular outdoor sports is hiking, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to explore scenic trails, rugged terrain and breath-taking landscapes. Whether a leisurely stroll through a local park or somewhere remote, it can provide the experience required for being in touch with exploration of nature.

For those that require the adrenaline speed rush, mountain biking can offer an electrifying adventure through forest trails, conquering obstacles on their journey into the unknown areas.

Water sports for some, be it canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding or sailing, the joy of natural water brings great pleasure.

For those wanting less intensity, a little Tai chi, stretching, yoga, or even belly dance on natural ground, helps to keep you in touch with mother earth – a fundamental part of this dance and its originality.

If you don’t feel like being active, then just sitting outside for that coffee, a chat, a picnic with some family or friends, or even alone to read, write, sketch, paint, or just some gentle gardening to recharge and refresh, make it all worthwhile for one’s mind body and soul.

Spending just 30 minutes a day outside can help regulate sleep patterns. Exposure to sleep in the morn can help optimize sleep at night. Sunlight also increases vitamin D levels; known as the sunshine vitamin, this helps the muscles, nerves and immune system function and is essential in helping absorb calcium for stronger bones.

 

Live, laugh and enjoy what you love!

 

Love and Sparkles

Samsara x

 

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