How often do you leave the indoors to breathe the freshness of nature? When was the last time you soaked your feet in wet grass? With the advent of technology, we’ve literally distanced ourselves from the natural world. From the very beginning, nature has provided us existence, peace, beauty as well as spirituality. Most of the things we consume remain the product of nature. Therefore, connecting with nature promotes longevity. Even the human body is made up of the Pancha Mahabhoota namely air, earth, water, fire, and ether.
Importance Of Nature
With the constant struggle to survive and thrive, we spend most of our time in enclosed spaces. Schools, workplaces, and even our homes exclude nature’s touch. It restricts an individual’s senses and spirituality. Even Einstein discovered gravity sitting under a tree.
A lot of researches have shown the positive effects of nature on creativity and productivity. People who spend more time in nature are physically and mentally healthier as they breathe fresh air and connect with their psyche. It increases the peace of mind and provides the time to evaluate life’s decisions. Connecting with nature also helps you relieve stress.
Go camping if you want to be exploring nature with children. It’ll create a stronger bond with kids and help explore the undiscovered.
Connecting With Nature
1. Walk Barefoot On the Grass.
Ayurveda emphasizes connecting with nature which is best possible through touch. So, walk barefoot on the grass both early morning as well as at night. It’s also a great way of exploring nature with children.
2. Visit An Animal Shelter.
Every creature on Earth is as important as human beings. The least you can do is visit an animal shelter, pet those animals and help them find a home. This way you’ll be exploring nature with children and teaching them some virtues. Also, it significantly reduces your stress.
3. Eat With Your Hands.
According to Ayurveda, eating food with hands extends a connection with the nature of food. It also assists in digestion. Food always tastes better instantly when you eat it with your fingers. However, make sure your hands are completely clean before eating.
4. Go Organic & Go Green.
The best way to connect and acknowledge the importance of nature is to eat and use organic produce. Avoid using chemical products that harm your skin and organs. Drink green teas instead of caffeinated beverages. Use honey and lemon for face cleansing.
5. Sunbathe. It’s Essential.
Studies show that a majority of the population lacks Vitamin D because people avoid going out in the sun. Therefore, take a sunbath in the first few hours of the sunrise. Else, the ultraviolet rays of the sun can harm your skin to a great extent.
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