The world seems to be spinning faster than ever and with each day seemingly being more hectic than the last. Ask just about anyone, and they’ll probably tell you they feel busier than they used to be. While the idea that we actually are busier is somewhat of a myth (we simply feel that way) what is true are the benefits of slowing down, living in the moment, and simply being aware of our body, thoughts, and feelings.
Mindfulness, which focuses on the awareness of being in the moment and the acceptance of our stream of thought, has become increasingly more popular. While mindfulness can technically be practiced anywhere (okay, maybe not a rock concert) a peaceful setting tends to work best.
Whether you want to be alone or surrounded by others who are also striving for mindfulness, Dripping Springs has plenty of areas that are ideal for taking some time to concentrate on your inner self.
There’s just something about nature that helps to put things in perspective. Maybe it’s the peace and quiet or the disconnect from the modern world, but if you’re looking for a serene setting to meditate, consider heading to these spots.
Solstice – This nursery and sculpture garden features unique pieces of outdoor art from local artists. It’s impossible to wander the sculpture trails while gazing at the unique metal, stone, and glass sculptures and not be mesmerized by the tranquil setting.
Charro Ranch Park – Located in nearby Driftwood, this park was donated to the city in 2008 and has special areas among its trails that are designed for reflection. Part of mindfulness is focusing on one’s surroundings, and this outdoor setting is the perfect place for connecting with nature.
Take a Yoga Class
Yoga is about more than just being limber and mastering the lotus pose, it’s about conscious breathing in movement. Yoga and mindfulness go hand-in-hand and whether you simply want to drop in for a class, or make yoga a regular part of your life, these local studios are the place to go.
The Haven – This yoga studio (which doubles as an event space) welcomes beginners and advanced students and is all about promoting “mind-body wellness.” Classes are available five days a week with morning, afternoon, and evening times to allow patrons to find the perfect class to suit their schedule.
Serasana – This local yoga studio’s mission is to be a place where students’ goals of achieving “better health for body, mind, and spirit are fully supported.” In addition to yoga classes, Serasana offers massages and acupuncture. The studio also welcomes visitors to enjoy a drink from the tea bar and simply sit with their thoughts.
Mindfulness can be practiced in a number of ways and can be incredibly beneficial in lowering stress, reducing anxiety, and even strengthening relationships. However you choose to practice mindfulness, Dripping Springs can offer the ideal way to do so.
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