What is a Zen Garden?

Sand is used to represent water, while gravel sometimes symbolizes the ocean or the islands of Japan. Stones are one of the most important aspects of a Zen garden and have several meanings, such as harmony and soul. Each rock shape and formation has a different name and is represented by one of the five elements.

On Monday in my group therapy, they introduced this to us and I thought it was pretty interesting. I’m thinking of putting one in my back yard this Spring, but first I’m going to read up on it. I want to know what the hype is about and how it relates to my therapy. I’m assuming this also could be use to practice mindfulness as well! #roadtorecovery

Ms. Fran


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