Meditation is good for you no matter what. Regular meditation practice can aid in lowering your blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and help to develop healthy coping mechanisms. No matter what kind of meditation you practice there will be positive benefits. One of the best ways to meditate is to practice outside. When we meditate outside there are typically less distractions. There are no screens, no social media, and other distractions that we find indoors on a daily basis. When meditating outside it is important to find a calm peaceful place where you can fully be at ease and present in the moment. This location does not need to be silent but the sounds must not distract you but rather pass through you as you meditate.
Meditating outside is beneficial for many reasons. One of which is that, simply put, nature is good for us. Studies have shown that people are more likely to heal in a hospital if they have a view of a tree or some other form of nature. Taking breaks during the day to go outside and breathe fresh air has been shown to reduce the signs of depression and anxiety. It makes perfect sense that when you combine these two things, nature and meditation, there would be phenomenal results.
Additionally, meditating outside can help to strengthen the mind body connection. Outdoor transcendental meditation is particularly beneficial for this as it is meant to promote a profound state of relaxed awareness. It has been shown that sitting still outside with relaxed limbs helps to create a stronger connection with our bodies. Furthermore, outdoor meditation has been shown to significantly decrease signs of depression and stress. Outdoor walking meditations are especially good for you as they help to lower your blood pressure. Finally, when you meditate outside there is a deeper connection to the earth. This connection allows us to find an acute sense of relaxation that separates us from the “real world” and allows us to delve deeper into our spiritual selves.