How do you create a mindful garden?
- Sound. Natural noises, such as rainfall and birdsong, are recognised as being peaceful and calming.
- Taste. Growing plants you can eat is a magical process.
Why is gardening good for anxiety? Improves mood.
Gardening can make you feel more peaceful and content. Focusing your attention on the immediate tasks and details of gardening can reduce negative thoughts and feelings and can make you feel better in the moment. Just spending time around plants eases stress for many people.
What are the benefits for spiritual gardening? Gardening for the Spirit
A garden can also serve our higher needs. It can provide a harmonious space to relax, unwind, reflect and restore ourselves. It can serve as a place where we can appreciate the beauty, form and colours of Nature. It is a place for observation, where we can watch Nature and learn from it.
Why is gardening so relaxing? Gardening helps us relax and let go.
It enables us to escape from other people. ‘Flowers are restful to look at. They have no emotions or conflict,’ said Freud. Tending to plants allows us to tap into the carefree part of ourselves with no deadlines, mortgages, or annoying colleagues to worry about.