From the curious to the committed, the Mind Body Spirit Festival offers something for everyone on the spiritual spectrum.
From sketcher shoes right through to shamans and spiritual healings, it was a rich mix of exhibitors and offerings as I wandered through the stalls of the MBS Melbourne festival on Saturday afternoon.
It was an equally similar tapestry of visitors coming through the doors – some seekers and searchers, some discovering, some exploring, some clearly being taken for a ride, and some that came to canvas any freebies, samples or giveaways they could get.
If truth be told, I’d been debating whether to brave the rain and venture out at all – feeling a little on the wobbly side of wellness I wasn’t sure an afternoon of people spruiking self help would actually help…but I’m glad I went because walking around made me feel pretty ‘normal’ – well by that I mean happy with tools and understanding I have gained through yoga to support my own mind / body / spirit health. And that’s not to say yoga is the panacea, just that it’s one of the tools that works for me, similar probably to what many of the MBS exhibitors and practitioners would feel about their field. Or as the saying goes, there’s many pathways up the mountain.
And the only way to start out is to step out, so having a look around the mecca of products, ideas and experiences for health and wellbeing is a nice way to spend a few hours.
The Mind Body Spirit Festival is on in Melbourne Fri 8 – Mon 11 June 2012.