One of the many beautiful aspects of a Waldorf School is that learning is not limited to the insides of a classroom. By spending a significant amount of outdoor time, children learn, play, and are rejuvenated by the fresh air. In the article, A Trail Guide to Mindfulness, is emphasizing the importance of spending time outside and the ability for each of us to really connect with nature. Noticing the sights, taking in the sounds, and being truly present nourish us as it states in the article, “physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
The article provides ways that adults can heal themselves through nature. By immersing themselves in nature, exploring their creativity in the outdoors, and nurturing a child’s love of nature.
Within every season, nature is a great teacher that provides brilliance and beauty, as well as serenity and calming peacefulness. Embracing the outdoors empowers, soothes, and educates. To read the full article, go to: http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/yogaplus/article.aspx?id=3812