Mindful Month

Heard of mindfulness, but unsure what it is?

Broadly-speaking, it’s about having awareness of ourselves and the world around us in the present moment. So often our mind is caught up worrying – or chewing over things that can create stress, anxiety and can even affect our physical health.

Paying attention to the small things - such as sensing the air around you, feeling the ground beneath your feet, or noticing your breath as you move, can interrupt the ‘autopilot’, give a fresh perspective on life and slow our usual thought patterns. You can be mindful during activity and at rest, and it’s even more effective if done outdoors, as nature has an additional calming effect on the brain.

September is often seen as a month to take stock and start anew, a second new year if you like, so this is a good excuse to breathe and reboot as we welcome in the autumn. Every September we get together with local businesses to create a month long mindfulness themed events programme, to help you de-stress and reconnect whilst surrounded by the beautiful landscapes within the North York Moors National Park.

Yoga on the beach VisitBritain/Melody ThorntonYoga & Spice Credit Dependable Productions

Travel and adventure writers Fay and Matt Doyle, from This Expansive Adventure recently visited the North York Moors. They spent two days discovering how to reconnect, refresh, and focus on slow travel and wellbeing in the National Park. Read their mindfulness blog here.

Mindful Month - throughout September

Each September we invite you to celebrate Mindful Month with us, to feel invigorated in nature with a number of events and activities that will rejuvenate your spirits. Check back next August to see our 2024 Mindful Month programme to celebrate with us.

Free, online mindful sessions: Mindful Meets

At any time, in any place
Find peace from the comfort of your own home with a selection of Mindful Minutes or five minute Mindful Meditations. All inspired by soothing scenes from the North York Moors.

Want to know how your business can get involved in our Mindful Month programme?

Email tourism@northyorkmoors.org.uk and include the subject line 'Mindful Month' and a member of our marketing team will get in touch to discuss how you can get involved in our 2024 Mindful Month!

Don't forget to sign up to the North York Moors Tourism Network to be the first in the know of our events, receive free marketing advice and gain the opportunity to join our activity friendly schemes.

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