Mindfulness is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Not only has it been proven to be beneficial to mental health and wellbeing, but it is also a fantastic way to increase happiness, improve relationships, and be more focused on your career.

While mindfulness is generally a practice best done on your own, as it is after all an inner self kind of thing, there are some things that you can do to get that extra edge on your mind.

Simply getting some time outdoors in nature, going hiking or spending a few moments meditation, are all great for mindfulness. But when you are travelling, finding the time to recharge can get a little difficult, especially if you are trying to do it all on your own.

Staying in Nelspruit Accommodation

When staying at Pensao lodge in Nelspruit, taking some time out of your day and heading out into our gardens is one way to get back in touch with your mind. You could also lounge by the pool or take a dip to reenergise.

Lowveld Botanical Gardens

What is mindfulness?

In a nutshell, mindfulness is all about being aware of your surroundings and living in the moment. It also has to do with having more control over your emotions and feelings. Being well aware of what is going on in your head is also a part of this particular kind of practice.

Of course, being constantly aware has a downside, in that it can be immensely draining and as such it can cause anxiety. So many people practice mindfulness by doing things such as meditation, walking, dancing and journaling.

How can you be mindful while staying in Nelspruit?

One way that you can make sure that you keep up your good mindful habits while out of your usual comfort zone, is to take part in a few of the local group activities.

Here are two things that you can do in Nelspruit:

  • Join Secret Sunrise

Looking for a truly enlivening experience that will leave you smiling for weeks? This is the one. Secret Sunrise brings people together using music and movement and it incorporates meditation and breath work as well. Those who participate are given headphones and are guided through the experience by a facilitator.

The group in the Lowveld meets up once a month and those who wish to be involved can find the next date on the Secret Sunrise website.

  • Yoga in the Gardens

Early in the morning, on the second Saturday of every month, yoga enthusiasts come together for a free session in the Lowveld Botanical Gardens. Guided by an experienced facilitator participants enjoy relaxing movements and slow breathing techniques to calm and focus the body and mind.

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Pensao Lodge offers a vibrant and relaxing atmosphere and guests can look forward to staying in some of the best accommodation in Nelspruit.