The Postive Effects of Nature
Have you ever been to a spa and heard the serene sound of a flowing stream? Being surrounded by nature has a calming effect on our bodies, so much so, that many spas replicate these sounds to help keep us relaxed and mindful. It is proven that time spent in nature can make us happier, more creative and less stressed.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, sensations and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity. It can be thought of as a ‘state’ a ‘trait’ or a ‘practice.’ Benefits of mindfulness include:
- Stress reduction
- Less emotional reactivity
- More cognitive flexibility
It’s easy to be inspired by the number of immersive outdoor experiences available in Sooke.
Japanese studies have shown that people who spend time in the forest inhale beneficial bacteria, plant-based essential oils, and negatively charged ions. There are many ways to reap the benefits of this practice, and like other forms of meditation, there is no one perfect method.
Top Places to Enjoy a Nature Walk in Sooke:
Kayaking is one of the best ways to see marine life, eagles, and other various wildlife. With rentals based right out of the Marina, there is no reason not to embark on a truly natural experience while spending time in Sooke.
Top Place to Enjoy Kayaking in Sooke:
- Cooper Cove
- Sooke Harbour
- Juan de Fuca
Sooke is poised to become the outdoor recreation capital of Vancouver. The natural climate of Vancouver Island makes it the perfect place to bike any time of year. Find the perfect mix of fitness and solitude as you leisurely ride through quiet forests, rural landscapes, and deserted backroads
Top Place to Enjoy Biking in Sooke:
Vancouver Island is home to many precious moments shared with loved ones. We know that you are looking forward to creating so many more, when the time is right. In the meantime, please find ways to enjoy nature within your own community.