by Conscious Reminder
There are many stress factors in the modern world. Our jobs, the negative news, the struggling economy – everything happening around us seems to only bring us sadness.
We are trying hard to find a way out of this madness. Well, it seems like trees can be the answer. A book, Blinded by Science by Matthew Silverstone provides evidence that many mental illnesses like depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be treated by interacting with trees.
Many believe that the vibrations emanated by plants and trees can bring a lot of health benefits to people. A Natural News article also shares how one can drink water with 10Hz vibration which will help their blood coagulation rates too.
When you hug a tree, it will boost your oxytocin – a hormone responsible for emotional bonding and calmness. Even dopamine and serotonin are released which makes you feel so much happier.
Here are some recommendations on how you can get the most out of trees and our ecosystem:
1. Forest Bathing
People in Japan tend to follow this technique which helps in enhancing their overall immune system. It is called ‘Shinrin-yoku’. They take a stroll down forested areas to feel healthy and strong. This is because of the wood oils that trees emit in the atmosphere known as phytoncides.
These substances can boost your immune system and give your body a chance to fight against major viruses and other diseases. Forest bathing is also known to heighten your five senses and hence, help with your concentration levels.
2. Talking to Trees
While for a stranger, it might look weird if they find you talking to trees, it can have many benefits to you, physiologically and psychologically. Trees are great listeners and you can trust them. Trees are full of wisdom considering how long they have lasted on this earth.
They won’t judge you – so, feel free to ramble with a tree and cleanse your emotional side. Mentally, you will be much stronger and clearer about where you wish to go. Talking to trees will make you feel lighter and since, it gives you a positive boost, it will help your body physiologically too.
3. Talking to yourself
Many people talk to themselves and they are termed as crazy. However, this ‘crazy thing’ can be beneficial to you. In the forest, when you are alone, you won’t be judged by anyone. You can speak to yourself freely.
A study at George Mason University and Nottingham Trent found out that talking to yourself lowers stress and also, boosts your self-confidence. It will help you be one with your inner thoughts too. So, start talking to yourself freely without worries.
So, be one with nature. It will help you immensely and bring a lot of positive energy to you.
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