"Nature is one of the best environments for accessing our deepest selves and desires. We now know that, in a deep state of relaxation or meditation, the electromagnetic frequency of the brain attunes to the electromagnetic field of the Earth. The Earth's primary harmonic resonance has been measured at 7.83 cycles per second or 7.83 hertz (Hz). The frequency of the electrical activity of the brain during periods of meditation is also around 7.83 hertz (Hz). This is not a coincidence, but one of the many reasons why we feel so rejuvenated and inspired in nature." Excerpt from "Partnering with Nature"
Meditation brings brainwave patterns into an alpha state, which is a level of consciousness that promotes peace, feelings of well being and healing. While we have come to think of meditation as an Eastern practice, meditation may have been practiced by the ancient Celts. The Celtic God of Creation, Cerrunos, is frequently depicted in a cross-legged meditation position. There are also references to meditation in the Bible, and some people believe that Jesus and his disciples practiced meditation. Meditation is a non-denominational practice and can benefit people from all walks of life.
Benefits of Meditation :
While these are all wonderful benefits in and of themselves, many people who initially learn meditation for its health aspects find that as their practice deepens they are drawn more and more into the realm of the "spiritual."
I am a meditation teacher and I offer group meditation classes out doors in nature, and incorporate meditation practices in my Quests and Retreats.