BY POOJA VALEJA
Nature offers a lot to teach us. Each fragment of nature has a story to tell—from the sun to all the plants surrounding us. Observing nature beautifully explains the simple adage of “You reap what you sow.” When we sow watermelon seeds, we could only expect a watermelon vine to grow. Similarly, the sun and the moon teach us to keep going irrespective of how bad the climate is. Life has to go on, and one needs to accept all the ups and downs and battle them within his capacity.
Nature provides various kinds of medicinal herbs that one could also use as supplements to improve his health. Herbs and spices like Ashwagandha, cinnamon, cardamom, amla, mint leaves are just a few examples that help with various benefits to soothe the mind, body, and soul.
Additionally, another aspect of nature is to live in its arms to the fullest, especially during panic attacks, anxiety pressures, facing issues in personal or professional life. We need to take a little time off for ourselves and spend time in the lap of nature, by being in a mountain, a lake, or in the woods—possibly even choosing a health center close to man-made woods. Observing nature, listening to the singing of the birds, feeling the raindrops, experiencing pleasure through various mediums of nature helps one reduce stress, improve blood pressure levels which is the cause of a few body conditions and diseases.
So to sum it all—mind, body, and soul can be rejuvenated through various aspects of nature. Primarily through consuming natural, Satvik food, being a part of it, and observing it. Let’s know some vital natural elements of nature through its offerings that could help us improvise and have an impact on our overall wellness:
This is one of the oldest therapies that use flowers and the smells of various flowers to evoke certain emotions, eventually leading to combating diseases and mental issues. One could use Bach therapy for various kinds of emotional outbreaks. Additionally, it could help you heal various body conditions and get you rid of hypertension, depression, hypochondriasis, and many other issues that could be related to the mind and impact the body.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest alternate therapies that mankind has had. Through Ayurveda, one could get rid of chronic diseases—from diabetes to hypertension, cholesterol, ulcers, pains, aches, burns, and even obesity. You could get your solution through the studies of ancient medicine.
These are therapies that involve massages and consumption of various teas made out of herbs to give a relaxing and rejuvenating effect to the body and mind. This calms the body, relaxes the nerves, and improves blood circulation. They may not directly help in getting rid of diseases/body conditions, but they definitely supplement in making the body fitter and healthier.
Have you Heard of Surya Namaskar? It is a form of yoga with multiple postures where one prays to the sun. This form of yoga helps reduce weight, increases flexibility, improves the mobility of the joints, rejuvenates the mind, improves blood circulation, and ensures stimulating the mind.
When your health is excellent, and your mind is at peace with no wavering thoughts or thoughts of guilt/regret, one could feel his soul at peace. Being content with what you have today and working hard for a better tomorrow is learning that we have learned from nature itself. One could also get involved with nature since nature has the potential of bringing out the best in you. Inculcating habits of planting trees or gardening, making pots, thrusting homemade spices, organically growing vegetables, and consuming keeps you very close to nature. These have a significant impact on your mind, body, and soul.
Some natural herbs and spices. Their benefits:
Turmeric: It is excellent for heart health; it is an anti-inflammatory and also helps in reducing any kind of stress and depression. Turmeric milk helps reduce any kind of soreness and pain and helps rebuild one’s health.
Cinnamon: It has anti-viral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It also helps to maintain your BP and reduces any kind of digestion or discomfort.
Cardamom: This is great for the teeth and prevents cavities and bad breath. It also helps to lower blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger: It helps relieve nausea, especially one could have it while traveling and has vertigo.
Garlic: It is also great for heart health and overall digestion, and it also helps keep your blood pressure in control.
Mint leaves: It helps to improve overall digestion and oral health. People suffering from stressful work are recommended mint tea to calm them down and get good sleep. It is also an excellent solution for acne and skin disorders.
Hibiscus: It boosts liver health, and along with that, it also helps maintain body weight. Consumption of hibiscus tea improves metabolism and also assists in energizing the body, building stamina. Besides, it also aids in fighting a