It’s summer time in most of the world and that usually means the weather is nice enough to spend time outdoors and have fun. Being outdoors is different for everyone, yet what’s important is spending at least 10 minutes surrounded by trees, birds, getting direct sun or other natural environment.
One of the benefits of being in nature is to enhance your physical health.
Have you ever taken a deep breath when you have walked outside your building or your home? That’s because you’re body (an energetic being) is connected with nature, another energy being.
This is related to your heart chakra which heals faster in natural environments then indoors all the time.
Another benefit is on your mental and emotional health. It’s easier to have positive thoughts and feel more relaxed when you’re looking at a tree, the beach, or a river. You allow your mind to wander like a leaf moving down the river.
There are many ways to connect with nature as a way to naturally release stress such as grounding of which I discussed the science about it a couple of weeks ago in a previous newsletter, titled Grounding during chaos.
I’ve noticed many of my clients recently feeling ungrounded so I thought I’d share some quick ideas. Choose the one that resonates the most with you and just do it.
My favorite grounding technique is walking barefoot which I’ve done since I was a little girl. Of course, I had no idea what grounding was at the time. I remember vividly my mom nagging for me to put on shoes which I ignored until I absolutely had to. Mentally it almost hurt to put them on.
Now, I understand grounding as I like to understand why I do the things I do. I continue to walk barefoot at home and work and it feels so good.
Another favorite grounding technique is tree hugging. Growing up I loved to climb trees and just sit in them for hours on end. Now, as an adult I feel called to hug them yet I prefer to stay on the ground now.
Hugging is such an essential part of our energy exchange as social beings. Do you recall the last time you received a really good hug? Sometimes a tree can give those too.
Michael Franti sings how beneficial it is to hug once a day yet sometimes that may not always happen, especially if you live alone and work from home. So, when I can’t hug a person for whatever reason, I turn to trees for a deep energetic connection.
Other ways to get out into nature are
- Visit a local park
- Have a picnic
- go camping
- local hike
- rent a kayak or canoe
- play outside with kids
- Outside live music
Love and virtual hugs,