AC­TIVE MED­I­TA­TION ES­CAPES

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Escape -

The per­fect re­treat for fast thinkers who need to chill out— but can’t sit still long enough to do it. Don’t think med­i­tat­ing is for you? Well, do you en­joy walk­ing, swim­ming, gar­den­ing, or cook­ing? These are all types of med­i­ta­tion, ap­par­ently, as long as you do them “mind­fully”. At Awaken Med­i­ta­tion Re­treats in By­ron Bay, Aus­tralia, the five-day well­ness pro­gramme in­cludes ac­tiv­i­ties that teach med­i­ta­tion through move­ment, from mind­ful pad­dle­board­ing to kayak­ing and surf­ing (they also teach seated med­i­ta­tion tech­niques if you’re more com­fort­able on a cush­ion). At the SwaSwara re­treat in In­dia, the Swa (mean­ing “self”) pack­age in­cludes classes in laugh­ter med­i­ta­tion and art med­i­ta­tion, where you can put pain to pa­per. www.awak­en­med­i­ta­tion­re­treats.com; www.swaswara.com

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