“Heal the Mind and the Body will Follow”
Our thoughts and our emotions precede our physical health...
Researches in immunology have shown that negative feelings and stress weaken our immune response. The number of killer cells in the blood that destroy viruses and bacteria, for example, is significantly reduced in people who are depressed. Thus, it's difficult for these people to cope with illness-causing agents.
If the negative feelings are harmonized, however, are the immune system will be strengthened and can deal more effectively with incoming pathogens.
There is a definite connection between our gut and our personality.
A joyful experience triggers a physical response such as a smile: Likewise, when we are worried or nervous, we may react with a frown or feel butterflies in the stomach.
We need to Heal our emotions as a part of overcoming our physical challenges.
Healing our emotions is the key to healing physical disease.
Here’s a beautiful therapy to consider-
A Japanese tradition known as Shinrin-Yoku, or Forest Bathing, is a special tradition in Japan that’s been scientifically proven to help with stress, diabetes, blood pressure, anxiety, and more.
According to researches, aromatic compounds produced by trees have a biological effect on the human mind when breathed in. Forest bathing simply involves walking through or immersing one’s self in a forest. Scientists believe that the smells within a forest can influence numerous metabolic processes and positively affect human health. Negative ions are found in high quantities throughout dense forestation and they can absorb through the skin and lungs. It is believed these ions may have the potential to lower inflammation, reduce stress, and boost serotonin levels.
So, the next time you are feeling down, consider taking a walk to a local park or nature preserve.
Become aware of how you are feeling. Touch flowers, smell them and listen to their sounds in the wind
The subtle healing power of trees plants and flowers will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.