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The Healing Power of Nature

Should we consider nature as medicinal?

Key points

  • Nature is the purest pathway to inner peace, and it recharges one’s energy and renovates the personality.
  • A study showed that when participants were exposed to nature scenes, their brain parts linked with empathy and love lit up.
  • Researchers suggested that a nature view helps patients tolerate pain, overcome adverse effects, and have less stay at the hospital.

The pathless woods, serene sights, and melodious songs of birds are natural treasures that one can yearn for at any cost. Nature is the purest pathway to inner peace, and it recharges one’s energy and renovates the personality. We feel blessed when we get a chance to breathe in a pollution-free environment, and we inhale clean air and smell the fragrance of flowers. Japanese researchers have dug deep to bring forward the benefits of forest bathing – walking in the woods.

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Just taking a walk surrounded by nature is not only good for excercise but can improve your mood and help with stress.
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Harmony for the Mind

The time spent among trees is a respite for the exhausted minds, refreshing for new goals. Nature helps us deal with the over-activity of the mind and relaxes us with its soothing environment.

We can release stress and inhale the breaths that calm down our chaotic thoughts. Research on ADHD children shows that the attention span of children improves after spending time in nature. Another study showed that when participants were exposed to nature scenes, their brain parts linked with empathy and love lit up.

Strength for the Soul

Being in nature helps us connect with our soul on a more profound level. Our five senses are fully activated, and our soul develops a strong bond with the natural world. The lovely scent of trees and flowers introduces us to ethereal beauty. We gain spiritual power by responding to the rhythm of nature. We acquire the pleasure of mindfulness, and we start enjoying the little moments in our lives.

Calmness for the Body

When you are exposed to nature, you heal emotionally and feel pleasant. Nature is a tonic for physical well-being. It reduces blood pressure, stables heart rate, and decreases the production of stress hormones. One study suggested that the nature view helps patients tolerate pain more, overcome adverse effects, and have less stay at the hospital.

Nature has a magical impact on our health; it reduces inflammation and prevents many diseases by boosting immunity.

We must invest our time to extract eternal peace of mind, body, and soul in this urban century. The rejuvenation of positive energy will empower us to perform our tasks with a happy and healthy mindset.

References

https://e360.yale.edu/features/ecopsychology-how-immersion-in-nature-be…

https://www.shondaland.com/live/body/a33252244/the-healing-powers-of-na…

https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/how-does-nature-impact-our-wellbei…

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