Mindfulness In Anderson Park Walk

Park entrance on Widford Street Hawthorn East, next to South Hawthorn Tennis Club.

Mindfulness In Anderson Park Walk

Park entrance on Widford Street Hawthorn East, next to South Hawthorn Tennis Club.

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1 h
.91 km
Easy

This walk will take you on a walk around the beautiful Anderson Park, with stops along the way where you can listen to recorded mindfulness meditations by Mindfulness coach, Marion Miller.

Mindfulness In Anderson Park Walk

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Summary

This walk will take you on a walk around the beautiful Anderson Park, with stops along the way where you can listen to recorded mindfulness meditations by Mindfulness coach, Marion Miller.

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Anderson Park features large areas of open space, heritage trees, shaded barbecue areas and a walking circuit with views of the city that make it the perfect location for dog walking and being out in the outdoors. The park includes:
• an off-lead dog area
• a 1km walking circuit, popular with walkers
• a playground including wave slides, climbing walls, a rope walkway and a flying fox.

Begin your walk on Widford Street near Anderson Street where you will see the playground.

Click on the 'find out more' links at each point of interest, to listen to the recorded meditations.

Notes:
• There is regular seating throughout the park.
• Follow the marked path or walk across the ovals.
• Most of the walk is wheelchair accessible, except for between point 1 and 2 where there are stairs. To avoid the stairs, travel along Anderson Road to arrive at Henham Street.
• There is a steep incline on the route along Constance Street.
• Be cautious if walking on Constance Street, along the gravel pathway.
• There is a public toilet located near South Hawthorn Tennis club and the playground.

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Points of Interest

1. Mindful Movement

This meditation is for kids. It invites them to be playful and creative, acting out characteristics of Australian animals, and helps them tune into sensory experience and regulate their breathing.

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2. Reconnecting with the Earth 

Sit down or stand still and enhance your relationship with your environment. Physically connect with the earth beneath your feet and contemplate all the ways you are connected to nature.

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3. Your Inner Weather 

Listen while you sit down or stand still, exploring your emotions mindfully. The weather is a metaphor, for your different emotions. Contemplate how your emotions change just like the weather.

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4. Sensing into Nature 

As you listen to this meditation, you can sit down or stand still. Tuning into your senses, explore the feeling of aliveness, focusing on your sense of sound, smell, touch and sight in nature.

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5. Walking on the Earth

Walk mindfully, as you listen to this meditation. Take slow steps on the path through the garden and be curious about the ecosystem around you as you walk lightly on the earth.

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Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Park / Garden Park / Garden