Audio Only Rejuvenation Exercises

Go Slow 10 minutes three times a week to improve your positive mood and wellbeing, reduce your stress and build a greater connection with place

Choose an exercise combination from the following that works for you and the type of nature you have. However for best results, always start with Breathe Slowly along with an additional two exercises (approx. 10 mins).  

You will notice significant differences when you complete three 10 minute sessions each week. 

1. Breathe Slowly
Takes 2-4 minutes

Where do it?

A place that feels safe and comfortable. This is a quick and powerful de-stress exercise pretty much anytime you need it. 

2. Listen Up!
Takes 3-7 minutes

Where do it?

Best locations include areas that have a diversity of surround sounds. Birdsong, gentle wind and the sounds of soft running water is especially pleasing.

3. Relax the Eyes
Takes 2-5 minutes

Where do it?

A view, or an outlook that feels panaromic and where things are moving (e.g. birds, insects, tree branches, water). Ideally has a diversity of plant colours and textures.

4. Sensory Switch
Takes 2-3 minutes

Where do it?

Ideally in an area that has a diversity of plant colours and textures close to you and further away. Especially good when close to fragrant foliage and flowering plants. 

5. The Tree & Me
Takes 2-4 minutes

Where do it?

Ideally in an area that has an impressive tree or even a engaging pot plant will do. It may feel a little uncomfortable but move with the exercise for best outcomes. 

6. Beautiful Things
Takes 3-10 minutes

Where do it?

This is an area that should instil curiosity and relaxation. Ideally with a diversity of beautiful things – colours , textures and smells. Being close to water and increasing your chance of seeing animals are optimal locations. Places that create feelings such as the warmth of  sunlight, and a sense of mystery and curiosity are particularly pleasing.

7. Focus on Fractals
Takes 2-4 minutes

This rock exercise is best completed when you are close to and can touch a rock that has a good coverage of lichen.