10 Ways Forests Make You Feel Better

The use of the outdoors for well-being is becoming increasingly popular as we discover more and more the benefits of natural medicine, clean forest air and our interaction with our environment. Everyday more studies are released on the benefits ecotherapy has on children, teenagers and adults, relieving stress, decreasing ADD, ADHD and various mental health illnesses and well as helping our bodies fight illness and dis-ease.

Read more below to see some of the ways forests can help promote human wellness.

Tree Meditation

There is a lot you can learn by imagining you are a tree and mimicking its movements…feel how grounded, calm, and centered you are, but also energized, focused, and with broader perspective

Sunshine Meditation

I want to share with you a simple Sunshine Meditation. Try this anytime you feel stressed, the results will carry with you the rest of the day….Something about the sunshine on these cooler days warms the soul and spreads a glow like a sly smile throughout the body, relaxing muscles and easing the tensions of the thoughts stirring through the mind. A few moments basking in the beauty of the earth never fails to lift one’s spirits and put us back in touch with our wild side.

Forest Bathing

Simply walking in the woods and breathing in – both metaphorically and actually – the healing aromas and energies of the trees and foliage, taking in the essence of the forest – can actually improve your health with more than just exercise. It was found that the protective odor called phytoncides exuded by the trees contained numerous healing properties. The research showed…

EcoTherapy

EcoTherapy is much more than a walk in the woods. The invitation is to spend some time outdoors with the intention of creating a deeper connection to Nature and in the process increase our sense of well-being. A rewarding connection with nature offers healing, renewal, knowledge, life purpose, and a spiritual oasis to daily life.