we had a busy week of Mindful walks last week and this week starting Monday 24th November we will have plenty more opportunities to practice Mindfulness outdoors in Nature. Together we practice walking meditation, mindfulness of walking, aware of our steps. Slow, solid and stable, in touch with the earth, in touch with our body, in touch with our breath.
On the morning of Monday 24th November at 10am we will meet at the bottom of the FREE car park at Cutters Wharf, Loughview Road, Stranmillis (closest end of the car park to the river Lagan). We will walk together in mindfulness and enjoy a circular route along the riverside pathway and open meadows with ancient oak trees. This is a beautiful walk which will take approx’ 2 hour. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the outdoors and winter weather.
When we practice Mindful Walking we are meditating together. We walk slowly as a group, following our guide. We choose to walk in silence. The silence can be nourishing. We come back to our bodies, our footsteps, our breath and we smile. Smiling to each other, smiling to the river, smiling to the birdsong, smiling to Mother Earth.
See the details of the walk below.
On Tuesday 25th November at 10am we will walk in the beautiful Orangefield Park. The Park has had lots of development work carried out including rerouting the Knock River so that it runs through the park. There are lovely pathways and wild flower plantings to enjoy. We’ll meet at the Dunraven Park entrance.
On Wednesday 26th we have our weekly lunch time walk in Botanic Gardens. You are invited to join us for a shorter walk over lunchtime in the beautiful Belfast Botanic Gardens. We will enjoy walking solidly, in the present moment and enjoy the seasons changing. We will meet at 1pm in front of the Palm House and hope to enjoy the cool breeze, the birds singing and hopefully the blue skies and sunshine again!
Then on Thursday 27th we’re back at Belfast Castle for a wonderful walk in the beautiful Castle gardens. We’ll meet at 10:30am (meeting in Belfast Castle car park on the left, at the top of the castle driveway).
Smile, Breathe and go slowly.