National Garden Meditation Day
National Garden Meditation Day is an annual celebration observed on May 3rd. In the fast-pacing world, almost everyone has no time to relax. But relaxation is indeed vital for any human to perform and meditation is the best of all relaxation therapy. More than any other place, a garden can be used for meditating as it is the most silent atmosphere filled with the fresh air and the right amount of sunlight. So garden meditation is the perfect spot to seek for the inner spiritual peace. With an aim to encourage people to take time to relax and meditate in the garden, National Garden Meditation Day has been created.
“Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.” – Saint Francis de Sales
History of National Garden Meditation Day
The National Garden Meditation Day‘s history and origin are unclear. But there is a mention that this Day has been created by the C.L. Fornari aka as the Garden Lady at the gardenlady.com. Fornari believes that gardens help us connect to ourselves and with others and to the natural world. Meditation is a practice where a person focuses on his or her mind on a particular thought, object, or activity in a way to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. It may be done while in the state of sitting, repeating a mantra, and closing the eyes in a quiet environment like the garden. It is easy to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, and pain on doing the meditation. Gardens have a long history, and they have been seen in every other country. It is a planned space usually outdoors which people use it cultivate small food crops, plant flowers and more. For many years, gardens have been used for other useful purposes including mediation and so is the Day.
Other Celebrations on May 3
May 3 is also celebrated as
- World Press Freedom Day
- National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
- National Paranormal Day
- National Lumpy Rug Day
How to Celebrate National Garden Meditation Day
Celebrating the National Garden Meditation Day is quite simple. Anyone can go to the garden in your house to sit and relax by meditating. Focus on things and relax your heart and soul. You can even get into spiritual thoughts by chanting mantras. There are many public garden meditations held all around, and you can get involved in it. Organize a garden meditation in your home if you have a large spacious area by inviting your family and friends to take part in it. Share your garden meditations experience and celebration moments on the social media using the hashtag #GardenMeditationDay.