Ahhh Fall. The leaves are changing, the air is crisper, and pumpkin spice is all-the-rage. It can also be a time to commit to your yoga and mindfulness practice. So what is mindfulness you might ask? To be mindful is to become fully aware of the present moment. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge one’s thoughts, feelings, and sensations without attaching yourself to them. There are many ways to cultivate mindfulness on and off the mat but here we give you a few ideas of how to bring this into practice right here in Whistler.
Explore our backyard
Whistler is a beautiful place to explore with so much to offer. Our tips to stay present and cultivate mindfulness while hiking is to become aware of each step or each breath that you take. You might even use a mantra to help focus your attention. This can be as simple as silently saying “I am calm and I am present” or any phrase that helps you feel grounded or empowered as you wander. With these hikes the silence, the breeze, and the beauty of the forest might be all that you need!
Our favorite easy-going fall hikes:
Get cozy in a local cafe
Whistler boasts a number of great local spots to get a cup of tea or coffee. So how does this help a mindfulness practice? Sipping a cup of tea or coffee can be a great way to cultivate mindfulness just by savoring the experience. Enjoying the smell, taste, and warmth of a tasty beverage is a great way to become aware of the present moment and it’s also the chance to cultivate gratitude.
- The Whistler Tea House
- Moguls or Gone Bakery
- Mount Currie Coffee Co.
- Blenz Whistler
- Camp Lifestyle & Coffee Co
Indulge in a yin or restorative yoga practice
Yin and restorative yoga are the perfect types of yoga to cultivate mindfulness. Slow, juicy, long holds to create a meditative experience. Mindfulness never looked so good! Fall is also the perfect time to slow down and get cozy in your practice making these forms of yoga an ideal option.
Here’s a link to our current schedule with our yin and restorative offerings.