For the last couple years I have delved deeper into my yoga practice, trying everyday to take some time and practice, even if it is only 10 minutes. But in all honesty, I have not taken the steps to meditating yet. At the moment, the closest I get to meditating is, during my yoga practice, while sitting outside listening to the sounds in nature, the moments of silence before I get out of bed and colouring. Colouring books or even just doodling is surprisingly soothing and calming to the mind. Not thinking of anything just mindless (or should I say mindful) colouring.
Some of my favourite colouring books are:
When I feel more creative, I love to use water colours as they have a mind of their own. The result is always different and I can not predict how the colours will make their way on the paper. Here are some recent pieces, all using Winsor & Newton water colours:
What do you do when you want to slow down?