9 Reasons to Start Gardening with Mindfulness


Gardening can be very meditative activity according to Jess Pirmak (BA, BSc, RD). Meditation gives you:

  • a sense of calmness
  • peacefulness and
  • a sense of better balance in your life

Meditation helps to:

  • focus on the present moment instead of the future
  • increase self-awarness
  • helps you to stay calmer during the rest of the day
  • may improve your sleep

Gardening can increase not only the visual beauty of your surroundings, but improve your peace of mind and body functioning as well.

Read more: 6 Reasons to spend more time in your garden

  • Recipes

    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4


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