Fall is about to show us how lovely it is to let go of things that no longer serve us. If you pay close attention to nature, it has a way of showing us that the simplest things can have profound effects. As the seasons change and fall comes into full swing, it is a perfect time to let go of past habits that no longer serve us. We should let them fall off as easy as the leaves fall off the trees. Autumn is also a great time to reflect inward and not only consider what we need to let go of but also what we need to add into our lives to create balance in the same way nature finds its balance. One thing that helps is spending time in nature, and now is one of the most beautiful times of year to be outside. Fall brings us crisp air, the smell of the earth, pumpkins, hot apple cider, beautiful colors, cozy sweaters…all of this fills our senses with comfort which makes it a great time of year to go for long hikes or walks where we are surrounded by trees.
Listen to what your body needs to let go of and what it needs to take in. Maybe you’ll come to the realization that you need to eliminate certain foods, add some meditation to you health program or whatever it is your body and your intuition will tell you. Just slow down, become quiet and listen….and walking in nature is one way to do this.
No matter what your fitness level, walking is something most anyone can do and everyone should do. A great place in Monmouth County to go for a walk this time of year is the Manasquan Reservoir. It is a great outdoor area where you can enjoy a nice brisk walk on the five-mile path of a nicely wooded area surrounding the reservoir. Let your eyes soak in the beautiful colors, let your nose enjoy the delicious smell of the crisp air and trees, let you skin feel the breezes that come off the water and spend the time to clear your head and let your soul be happy.
Anyone interested in discussing hiking, meditation, personal trainer, life coaching, please feel free to contact me: Victoria Albano