All Things Nature

All Things Nature

Hannah Collier, Editor

Nature is undeniably one of the most powerful healing sources known to mankind. It has the ability to heal physical and mental blockages. Now, no one here is saying that nature can heal severe cancer and depression all on its own. Although, that would be magical. I am more trying to say that if used right, it can assist in the healing process.

“The physician treats, but nature heals,” stated Hippocrates, the Greek Physician. The act of being in nature decreases stress, fear, anger, anxiety and depression. Not only does nature have healing effects on the mind, but also the body. It normalizes heart rates and blood pressure. According to the Yale Environment program, “In a study of 20,000 people, a team led by Mathew White of the European Centre for Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter, found that people who spent two hours a week in green spaces — local parks or other natural environments, either all at once or spaced over several visits — were substantially more likely to report good health and psychological well-being than those who don’t.” 

We are born as beings that require an abundance of fresh air and sunlight. They recharge the soul. Furthermore, the act of being out in the environment enhances the five senses which can be used as a grounding activity. Paying attention to the scent of the flowers, the sound of the birds, and the feeling of the ground beneath you allows you to be in the present moment. Focusing on thesis elements allows one to truly be in the moment. Being present and mindful is possibly the best way to alleviate mental tension. 

“Nature has a magical impact on our health; it reduces inflammation and prevents many diseases by boosting immunity,” stated Psychology Today. Human bodies were designed to be connected to nature and embrace its benefits. 

All in all, nature has the ultimate healing properties. Its physical and psychological benefits are undeniably unbeatable. Every person should embrace their ability to being connected outdoors.