THE 5 BEST PLACES TO MEDITATE IN SYDNEY
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, we get it. But where do you go to calm your mind and take a chill pill? Well, we asked mother-of-three and beauty entrepreneur Lindy Klim to share where she likes to meditate in Sydney when she visits from hometown Melbourne. She was recently in Sydney to celebrate the launch of some pretty awesome pop-up mediation pods (created by Virgin Mobile and meditation app Smiling Mind) in Martin Place. We’d like to order one for our office, please! Shannon Reserve, Surry Hills “I love eating at Toko restaurant when I’m in Sydney and Shannon Reserve is just down the road from there. I like to take in my surroundings and meditate in nature so I tend to use apps to help me. The reason I love Smiling Mind is that I can do it anywhere!” Bondi Beach “There is nothing like sitting out in the sunshine or going for a walk from Bondi to Tamarama with my headphones in, immersing myself in the beautiful views.” Anywhere near Sydney Harbour “Practicing mindfulness outdoors can help you become in tune with your surroundings. Sydney Harbour offers so many places to take in the amazing scenery. I love to take a moment to sit down on a patch of grass, take 10 minutes to myself and reset. Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, near Luna Park, is a favourite.” Sydney Kingsford Smith airport “I’m always on the go so where I am in the world can play a part in how often I can practice mindfulness. I’ve adjust to these events but seizing an opportunity where I see fit – if a flight is delayed, instead of getting annoyed, I take the extra time to find a quiet spot, put my headphones in and meditate away. Lorna Jane has opened a great quiet cafe/ yoga studio at the Domestic Airport in Sydney.” A hotel gym “When I’m in Sydney I usually stay at The Establishment in the city, or a little place called The Medusa in Darlinghurst. I dedicate an hour of every single day to exercise, so whether it’s the hotel gym or my home I love counting my dedicated hour to exercise as part of my ‘me time.’ It helps keep me sane!” Lindy is a strong advocate of the Smiling Mind app as a way to tuning out and getting some meditation time on the go. Smiling Mind is an app and a community that aims to help build individual mental health and wellbeing through positive tools based on mindfulness meditation. Check it out here if you need a little TLC for yourself.