By now, we've all heard about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. While the stress and responsibilities of everyday life make it difficult to find time to slow down, dedicating physical space to meditation can help open up mental space too. And science shows that stepping outside can be a restorative, meditative act in itself.
So finding your inner peace might actually be easier than you think—you just need a Zen backyard to help you get there. With a few easy steps, you can turn any outdoor (or indoor!) space you have into a spot for meditation and reflection. Here are a few ideas for taking your oasis to the next level: