Forest Therapy – Easy and Free with no Side Effects

Forest therapy is a relaxing and therapeutic activity, that boosts your health in many ways. It is easy and you can learn to use it in your daily life. You can achieve many of nature’s benefits just by visiting natural settings. Although, by using forest therapy exercises, you will intensify and deepen the calming, restorative and healing effects of the nature

Forests аrе the original аntіdоtе tо ѕtrеѕѕ-rеlаtеd іllnеѕѕ

Our ѕресіеѕ еvоlvеd іn forests. Wе ѕреnt thе fіrѕt ѕеvеrаl mіllіоn уеаrѕ оf оur еxіѕtеnсе іn thеm. Thеn, a couple оf mіllеnnіа аgо – in еvоlutіоnаrу tіmе scale, оnlу yesterday – our аdvеnturоuѕ ѕріrіtѕ іnѕріrеd a glоbаl еxрlоrаtіоn. Thіѕ mоrnіng we invented сіtіеѕ. A bіt bеfоrе the nооndау brеаk wе became іnduѕtrіаlіzеd civilizations. Suddenly, whіlе оur gеnеѕ аrе ѕtіll lіvіng in thе fоrеѕt, оur bоdіеѕ lіvе іn the buѕу, ѕtrеѕѕful соndіtіоnѕ of mоdеrn civilization.

Forest therapy benefits

It has been scientifically proven, that spending time in nature is great for your relaxation and healt. As well as oxygen, the trees secrete aromas and ethereal oils. In addition, the smell from the earth, moss, leaves, flowers, funguses and the fresh air have a positive effect on our mental and physical health.

People are inseparable from the rest of the nature. It offers us sensory experiences that are vital for us to grow up and evolve as humans. Our brains are expecting to hear birds singing and to smell the storm coming from the sea. With forest therapy exercises you learn to open your senses, trust your instinct and have more faith in intuition. You are going to feel things fully with every aspect of your every sense.

It all starts within you and the impact is instant!

Forest bathing

Nature doesn’t judge – It heals

When we are in the nature, we are undressed of our social roles, there is no need to please anyone and there is no-one poking our sore spots. My dearest nature place for meditation and relaxation is our cottage lake. When I am floating there under the sky, I feel enormous gratitude and overwhelming happiness. The water is holding me gently and I can feel small flows against my body. It would be so nice to just fall asleep there in mother nature’s arms.

That lake and water will caress you, not caring what you have done or who you are, weather you are good or bad, it is just there to comfort you, to whisper to you how you can be better. In that lake, you can experience, that you are good enough to be better in your life. You are important.

With humans, there is always expectations, confrontations and tensions. For some of us, it would be better to find the strength to change with the help of nature’s acceptance, compassion and clarity. Forest therapy can also give you an avenue to air out your feelings, your disappointments, your pains. If you are the kind of person who always has their shit together and who never breaks, opening yourself up and welcoming those blocked feelings is easier and safer around nature.

How can you practice forest therapy?

First of all, it’s up to you. You can practice forest therapy five minutes a day, two days a week or as long time as you wish. You can emphasize the psychological side by concentrating more on forest therapy exercises or the physical side by working out in nature or just inhaling the aromas.

You can bring nature in your home or make exercises outside in park or forest. There are countless possibilities like walking barefoot, green interiors, business meetings in natural settings, swimming in ocean, running in the rain, snow bathing etc.

I hope to inspire you with this blog to begin your nature connection journey. Start by checking out my blog and sign up for the newsletter. Newsletter will be sent around once a month to inform you about important happenings here in the blog.

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Forest therapy has multiple scientifically proven impacts on your health!

Proven impacts on mind!

  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Stress relief
  • Better learning capabilities
  • Better concentration
  • Enhanced confidence
  • Inspiration and energy
  • Sense of satisfaction and gratitude

Proven impacts on physical health!

  • Lower heart beat
  • Better eyesight
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Better physical condition
  • Faster recovery from operations
  • Lower cortisol levels (stress hormone)
  • Increased amount of NK-cells (cancer fighters)

Proven impacts on mental health!

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Relieve your fears
  • Reduce depression
  • Help to cope with your pain
  • Puts things in perspective