It is for this reason that many Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for treating trauma or anxiety begin with self-care strategies that have roots in ancient yogic techniques. These include breathing techniques, meditation and yoga poses, which not only have physical benefits of reducing hyperarousal, but are also very helpful in re-framing negative mindsets.
According to a recent Stanford University study, there is now quantifiable evidence that nature is good for us. Specifically, that taking long-ish walks in a natural setting can reduce the risk of depression.
Well, we knew that all along: countless poems and songs had been written to reflect the impact that nature has on one’s soul; countless paintings, movies, sculptures and photographs had been created to revere the majestic and irreplaceable gift of Mother Earth.
The study merely underscores connection between ourselves and the environment is critical to our sense of well-being. That’s why during the month of April we embarked on a 30-day commitment of Earth Love.