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Namaste With Nevis for World Meditation Day

Namaste With Nevis for World Meditation Day

To celebrate World Meditation Day, which takes place this Friday, May 21, the Nevis Tourism Authority has launched a series of activities that aim to support us  in strengthening the conscious mind, with some natural sounds of the island, offering a sense of calm through natural sounds, encouraging us to step away from computer screens and ‘just be’.

Offered complimentary on the Nevis Tourism Authority’s Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels, a serene and entirely unique meditation video has been curated from the natural sounds of the island – encompassing sounds of singing birds (including the island’s Pearly-eyed Thrasher and the Zenaida Dove), chirruping crickets, the ambient noise of the ocean and the soft whistle of the calming breeze. Visitors to the channels are encouraged to download the sounds for use during their own meditation sessions, allowing each person to connect to the beautiful island of Nevis.

Jadine Yarde, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority says: “The past year has been a challenging one for many and on this island, we are aware that we are so very privileged to have access to natural sounds that individuals often pay to download and listen to. World Meditation Day is a fantastic opportunity for us to share a piece of Nevis with people and offer the gift of meditation, transporting them away mentally, when it’s currently not physically possible to get away.”

In addition to the sounds available on Nevis’ social channels, the island’s Wellness Facilitator, Charmaine Howell, will host a guided meditation session at 3pm (GMT-5) this World Meditation Day. The 10-minute guided session is available for all levels and will be available on the Nevis Tourism Authority’s Facebook page.

Charmaine says: “I am a firm believer in the wholesome benefits that meditation brings. Regular meditation can help to relieve stress, improve clarity and deepen self-awareness among countless other benefits.  Especially in current times, meditation helps to reduce anxiety and increase calmness and mindfulness, which many of us need, and now more than ever. Learning to focus the mind is an important skill, which is never too early to be taught, and I’m honoured to be able to introduce this to the young people of Nevis”.

Nevis has recently launched its wellness programme & supporting campaign, which highlights the vast wellness activities that visitors can enjoy while on the island, including spa experiences, healthy & fresh local produce, yoga & meditation sessions, guided hikes, and a trip to soak in the thermal baths.

As an island that boasts a relaxed lifestyle, a naturally picturesque backdrop, and most importantly an above average life expectancy, Nevis is the perfect destination to demonstrate the power of calm. The Nevis Tourism Authority encourages its guests to adopt the relaxed and considered way of living, to allow for an authentic and revitalizing experience when on the island.

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Fionn Davenport is the editor-in-chief of the ITTN group, including ITTN and ITTN Ireland. He's one of Ireland's best-known travel journalists and writers, with nearly 30 years' experience writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet and others.

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